Important Links & Resources



This website for Polaris, is a source of a lot of good information on human trafficking.  Polaris maintains a national human trafficking database, and also runs a 24-hour hotline to report suspected trafficking, or for victims of trafficking to receive referrals for help.

This Newsletter (Stop Trafficking:  Awareness, Advocacy, Action Anti-Human Trafficking Newsletter) is published by the U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking.  This particular newsletter focuses on human trafficking victims and the healthcare provider’s role in caring for these victims.  It is full of good information about the signs and symptoms of a trafficked person, and ways to provide trauma informed care for them.  Read the full newsletter, here.  5/1/2020

This is a recording of a Ted X Talk which recently took place in Nevada.  It is a powerful look into the life of a trafficking victim.  View the video here.  4/14/2020

Tips to Protect your Children:  This article, “Your Child Has Already Been Targeted; 7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Human Trafficking” provides some helpful information about how traffickers operate, as well as providing tips on how you can protect your children.  10/10/19

2019 Trafficking in Persons Report

Act Amending the Communications Act of 1934 – commonly known as FOSTA:  the –  Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017

AB 1227 Human Trafficking Prevention and Education Act – Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1227, which will help keep children from being expointed for labor or sex by requiring school districts to include human trafficking prevention education in grades 7-12 as part of comprehensive sexual health education.  “By providing prevention education, AB 127 aims to attack the problem of human trafficking at the root,” said Rob Bonta (District 18 Assembly member).  “The goal is not only to identify students who are actively being trafficked but also to reduce the number of students who could become victims, buyers, or traffickers.  Successful education has the potential to prevent the trauma endured by those who are exploited.”  Compared to other states, California has the highest rates of human trafficking in the nation.  The education outlined in AB1227 will focus on human trafficking identification and prevention, and must occur once in middle school and once in high school.  The bill also mandates training about human trafficking for school district personnel.  10/7/17

United Against Slavery — This article is worth reading, as it points out some of the failings of the annual Trafficking in Persons Report. Every year when the TIP Report is released, there is a certain level of excitement within the anti-trafficking community, but each year is typically a make-over of past years’ reports.  It has always been a political document (it is issued by the Dept of State), with a country’s ranking in the report potentially having consequences for that country’s relationship with the U.S., including military and financial aid. As the piece points out, it coup do a much better job of addressing what we are doing in the U.S. For both sex and labor trafficking victims. 7/28/1

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

SB 1193 — Requirements for Local Businesses

AB-1227 Human Trafficking Prevention Education and Training Act — PATH joins our partner, 3 Strands Global in supporting AB-1227, which will require California public schools to offer human trafficking prevention education to teachers and students.  This is a huge step towards our vision of a world free from human trafficking.

Shared Hope

Blue Campaign — The unified voice for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to combat human trafficking.  Working in collaboration with law enforcement, government, non-governmental and private organizations, the Blue Campaign strives to protect the basic right of freedom and to bring those who exploit human lives to justice.

7 Ways You Can Help in the fight against Human Trafficking

United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime — Human Trafficking  — UNODC, as guardian of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and the Protocols thereto, assists States in their efforts to implement the  Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons (Trafficking in Persons Protocol).

ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) — investigates human trafficking, which they state is akin to modern-day slavery, and is one of the most heinous crimes that ICE investigates.

Thorn — is an organization that was founded by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore to combat human trafficking.   In their words:  “We refuse to live in a world where any person must continue to endure unthinkable abuse simply because existing technology hasn’t been used to find them.

End Slavery Now — Learn about slavery today, connect with an organization, and browse ways to get involved in the fight against human trafficking and modern day slavery.

Human Trafficking Awareness USA Organization

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