The Polaris Project is a nonprofit organization that works to combat human trafficking and modern-day slavery.
They operate both domestically and internationally, and their efforts include preventing trafficking, protecting victims, and pursuing traffickers through a variety of means such as public awareness campaigns, policy advocacy, and direct services for victims.
The organization was founded in 2002, and is based in Washington, D.C. They are known for their National Human Trafficking Hotline which provides a 24-hour toll-free hotline for victims of human trafficking and the public to report tips and receive services.
The Polaris Project has accomplished a number of things in its efforts to combat human trafficking and modern-day slavery:
Polaris Project has been recognized for their work on human trafficking and has received several awards and honors over the years, including the State Department's Hero Acting to End Modern-Day Slavery award, and the Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons from the White House.