The Polaris Project operates the National Human Trafficking Hotline:
National Human Trafficking Hotline
From the young teen trafficked in a suburban brothel outside Los Angeles to the foreign national labor-trafficking victim in rural Ohio, the National Hotline staff are trained to listen to victims and survivors, provide safety planning, and help them understand their options for support without judgment. Your help in spreading the word about the hotline is critical to efforts to reach even more survivors across the country.
Other organizations in West Michigan with goals similar to those of Our Sisters are
Sacred Beginnings (Grand Rapids) -- www.sbtp.org/ and
The Hope Project (Muskegon) -- www.hopeprojectusa.org/
NPR's weekday forum, "The One A" (host Joshua Johnson), gave its listeners a quick lesson in the problematic aspects of law enforcement and prostitution and trafficking on Tuesday, 26 February 2019. Take the time to learn why disputes still rage about the value of raids on massage parlors and whether "rescues" do as much good as harm One of the panelists is Bradley Miles, CEO of The Polaris Project. The podcast can be found at www.npr.org/podcasts/510316/1a .
Read the report of the Michigan Attorney General's Human Trafficking Commission. It includes many recommendations for legislative action, some of which have been accomplished.
The U S State Department's latest report on trafficking is at www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/
OUR SISTERS does not engage in legislative lobbying, but if you are concerned about the passage and implementation of practical state laws to help the victims and survivors of trafficking, read the report and make your views known to your state representative and senator.
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