Polaris Project staff members attend the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign One -Year Anniversary Event
Julie Janovsky at the signing of Maryland HB 674 on April 12, 2011
Polaris Project organizes lobby days to mobilize grassroots supporters to take action in their local communities.
Julie Janovsky speaks at a press conference in Harrisburg, PA to advocate for critical anti-human trafficking legislation.
Improving federal policies to increase penalties for traffickers and increase protections for trafficking victims.
President Bush signing the 2008 Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act.
Organizing advocacy efforts in Pennsylvania.
We work to advance state and federal policy related to the crime of human trafficking - creating protections for victims while seeking accountability for human traffickers and others that contribute to human trafficking. The Policy Program tracks, drafts, and analyzes legislation; drafts model laws and guidelines; provides and presents testimony; and engages the public through policy advocacy and grassroots outreach. Our work has helped win passage of key federal legislation and anti-trafficking laws in dozens of states, creating the long-term legal framework necessary to eradicate human trafficking.