This commitment will achieve its goal of developing a successful US model to combat human trafficking through the below five concrete steps:
Strengthen and expand the policy advocacy programs in the United States and Japan by coordinating national advocacy efforts to promote parity and enhance protection for all types of victims of human trafficking, and providing policy-related support to state-level initiatives.
Increase the capacity of the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) national hotline to respond to 6,500 calls, training 12,000 individuals on human trafficking from over 100 U.S.-based organizations and 20 international organizations, enhancing the NHTRC Library of Anti-Trafficking Resources, distributing 1,800 training materials per year, and providing 16 direct phone consultations.
Launch a program called 'Strategic Anti-Trafficking Roundtables' (StAR) through which government and nongovernment practitioners discuss anti-trafficking strategies on a peer-to-peer level. These roundtables will occur 4 to 6 times a year and serve as forums for networking and the gathering of new information related to best practices. These best practices can then be implemented within the United States and Japan, ultimately to be shared as models for other countries.
Offer comprehensive services and direct case management by increasing victim identification efforts, providing 30 emergency and crisis responses, increasing the number of victims to whom Polaris Project provides comprehensive case management by 25 percent, and providing mental health counseling.
Develop a mass communication strategy that leverages mass media, such as national news outlets, national television and radio programming and major release documentaries, to raise social consciousness and communicate the realities of human trafficking, especially its disempowerment of women and girls, to the public.
Human trafficking is a phenonemon subject to market forces in which individuals profit financially from the exploitation of victims. Investing in stronger policies, strategic partnerships, victim services, and public education will lead to positive development outcomes for years to come as human trafficking is reduced in the United States and Japan and other countries adopt these models for human rights and prosperity.
SEEKING: financial resources, implementing partners, media/marketing opportunities.
Polaris Project is seeking financial resources for assistance in reducing human trafficking in the United States and Japan. They are interested in forming partnerships with foundations, corporations, and individuals who can support their various programs. Polaris Project is also seeking implementing partners who can assist them with advocacy and campaigns and media and marketing opportunities to advertise the phone numbers of their hotlines.
OFFERING: best practice information.
Polaris Project is happy to work with others to share their knowledge on best practices for combating human trafficking in the United States and Japan. Specifically, they are interested in working with other countries interested in building a national hotline to address human trafficking. Polaris Project can offer training and consultation on how to launch national hotlines, modeled after their national hotline.