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Human Trafficking: Electronic Resources

National & International Organizations

Polaris Project is a prominent organization aimed at fighting human trafficking both in the United States and abroad.  The organization’s website explains that it was “[n]amed after the North Star ‘Polaris’ that guided slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad.”  The website offers ample resources, including extensive data on state and federal trafficking legislation, thorough reports on the state of human trafficking, the national human trafficking hotline, and tools to help human trafficking victims. 

Select Additional National and International Organizations:


Human Rights Watch  A Web Resource for Combating Human Trafficking in the East Asia Pacific Region


International Organization for Migration


National Human Trafficking Resource Center

Not For Sale Campaign



The Project to End Human Trafficking


Protection Project


Shared Hope International


Newsletters and E-Mail Alert Services

Bloomberg BNA Reports

Google Alerts

Polaris Project Blog

UN News Centre

Federal Agencies

Agency for International Development

Department of Health and Human Services:

Office of Refugee Resettlement.  This Office houses many helpful programs, including the Anti-Trafficking in Persons campaign and the Rescue & Restore Campaign, and the National Human Trafficking Resource Center.

Department of Homeland security:

Blue Campaign

Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Department of Justice:

Child Exploitation & Obscenity Section       

Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit

Department of State:

Human Smuggling & Trafficking Center

Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

Federal Bureau of Investigation:

Human Trafficking

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Regional Organizations

VUSL Coalition Advocating for Rights and Dignity (CARD).  CARD aims to increase community awareness about human trafficking and immigration issues and to provide service opportunities to help Philadelphia’s underserved communities.  CARD became an official VUSL student organization in the fall of 2013. 

Select Additional Regional Organizations:


Catholic Social Services


Covenant House Pennsylvania


Dawn’s Place Philadelphia


Freedom and Restoration for Everyone Enslaved (FREE)


Montgomery County Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition


Nationalities Service Center

PA Senator Daylin Leach's Human Trafficking Website


Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape


Philadelphia Anti-Trafficking Coalition


Southwestern Pennsylvania Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition


Women’s Way