Polaris Project Releases 2013 State Ratings on Human Trafficking Laws

How can we end modern slavery? One way is by passing laws. Laws that explicitly outlaw sex trafficking and labor trafficking. Laws that treat child victims of sexual exploitation as kids, not criminals. Laws that establish vital assistance programs for all survivors of human trafficking.

Today we are launching our 2013 State Ratings on Human Trafficking Laws. For the first time ever, two states now have perfect scores (go Washington and New Jersey!) and Mississippi, Arkansas and Wyoming made important strides towards that goal. However, a majority of states still lack basic victim assistance protections.

Watch how states have improved their human trafficking laws in the past 3 years:

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To see the original analysis and mapping, please click here.

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