The Polaris Project

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I. Who is Polaris Project?
Polaris Project fights to do away with slavery of the modern age. They focus on responding to victims efficiently and without delay. They provide communities and stakeholders the resources to address and prevent human trafficking. Doing so, disrupts the criminal enterprises network of human trafficking business. Polaris offers national hotlines, global hotlines, client services, texting hotlines, government relations, advisory services, data analysis, and strategic interventions (Polaris, 2017). Overall, this organization is dedicated to eradicating human trafficking and all avenues in which it operates.
II. Rights Polaris Project Espouses
Polaris Project espouses every individual right to live a free, unoppressed
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Polaris has helped pass the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, a law that established HT as a federal crime exercising severe penalties if convicted. This legal document calls for restitution to the victims and families (Polaris Project, 2017). Another law supported by Polaris Project is Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003 (TVPRA), establishing a federal, civil right action for HT victims to sue their perpetrators. This law introduced the Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO) a new provision, protection of the victims and their families from deportation. TVPRA requires the Attorney General to annually report activities of the United States government in the fight for HT (Polaris Project, 2017). In 2005, TVPRA added a new clause that provides sheltering for surviving minors of HT (Polaris Project, 2017). The revision instituted programs to assist local and state law enforcement with combating…show more content…
They’ve participated in the supporting the laws such as: 1) Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000; 2) Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003; 3) Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005; 4) Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008; 5) Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2013; and 6) Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2015. The Acts mentioned focus to bring awareness to consumers and businesses of HT. To date, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have adopted anti-trafficking laws. See the figures below, provided by Polaris, giving a timetable of the states that adopted anti-trafficking laws and other
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