Before you get too excited, this does NOT mean that human trafficking has been eradicated from our dear state. Rather, the state has the highest possible ranking for legislative standards against human trafficking and for the rights of human trafficking victims.
What is Polaris?
Polaris, named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., disrupts the conditions that allow human trafficking to thrive in our society. From working with government leaders to protect victims’ rights, to building partnerships with the world’s leading technology corporations, we spark long-term change that focuses communities on identifying, reporting and eliminating trafficking networks. The keep victims at the center of all they do — helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and gathering the data to pursue traffickers wherever they operate.
It is extremely difficult to accurately measure illegal activity. The reports Polaris provides, however, are arguably the most accurate available in the world today.
So, how did New Jersey do?
We’re in the top three! Check out the map below, then click HERE to read the whole article.
Justice Network played a major role this success. THANK YOU to all who have worked with us in the past year! Oh, but we’re not done. We’re not done until slavery is truly a thing of the past. We look forward to much greater victories in abolition throughout the coming year. If you’re looking for a way to get involved, check out 5 Things You Can Do to Fight Human Trafficking and then visit our Events and Opportunities page to view upcoming events. For the best chance of getting involved, you need to come to one of our monthly meetings. We’re doing a lot more than what you see on that page!
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