Polaris Project

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Polaris is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that works to combat and prevent modern-day slavery and human trafficking.wikipedia
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Human trafficking in the United States

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From that work, the organization has built out one of the largest data sets on human trafficking in the United States.
In 2014, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center reported 990 cases of forced labor trafficking in the US, including 172 which also involved sex trafficking.

Derek Ellerman

Polaris was founded with the name Polaris Project in 2002, by Derek Ellerman and Katherine Chon, who were seniors at Brown University, when they were inspired to create a nonprofit organization that focuses on ending human trafficking and modern-day slavery.
He was a co-founder of Polaris Project, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization that combats human trafficking and modern slavery.

Katherine Chon

Polaris was founded with the name Polaris Project in 2002, by Derek Ellerman and Katherine Chon, who were seniors at Brown University, when they were inspired to create a nonprofit organization that focuses on ending human trafficking and modern-day slavery.
Katherine Chon is the co-founder of Polaris Project in the United States.

Human trafficking

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In 2002, Derek Ellerman and Katherine Chon founded a non-government organization called Polaris Project to combat human trafficking.

Palantir Technologies

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Since then, Polaris has partnered with data analysis firm Palantir Technologies to improve the organization of data reported to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center and the accuracy of statistics released to the public.
Other clients as of 2019 included Polaris Project, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the National Institutes of Health, Team Rubicon, and the United Nations World Food Programme.

Brown University

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Polaris was founded with the name Polaris Project in 2002, by Derek Ellerman and Katherine Chon, who were seniors at Brown University, when they were inspired to create a nonprofit organization that focuses on ending human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

South Korea

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The inspiration came to them after learning about a forced labor criminal case which exposed how six South Korean women were forced to work at a brothel in Providence, Rhode Island.

Providence, Rhode Island

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The inspiration came to them after learning about a forced labor criminal case which exposed how six South Korean women were forced to work at a brothel in Providence, Rhode Island.

The North Star (anti-slavery newspaper)

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The organization was named after the North Star, people living in slavery in the Southern United States used to help find their way along the Underground Railroad to freedom in the North.

Underground Railroad

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The organization was named after the North Star, people living in slavery in the Southern United States used to help find their way along the Underground Railroad to freedom in the North.

Not My Life

Fifty people are interviewed in the film, including investigative journalist Paul Radu of Bucharest, Katherine Chon of the Polaris Project, and Iana Matei of Reaching Out Romania.

Southwestern Advantage

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According to the charity Polaris, organizations often send their recruiters to target unemployed young people and college students with promises of high profits.

Human trafficking in Texas

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The National Human Trafficking Resource Center reported receiving 1,731 calls and emails in 2015 about human trafficking in Texas.

List of abolitionists

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Labor trafficking in the United States

In 2014, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center reported 990 cases of forced labor trafficking in the US, including 172 which also involved sex trafficking.

Robert E. Hunter

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He was an Administrative Management Intern at the U.S. Navy's Polaris Project, both in Washington and the British Admiralty.

Human trafficking in Nevada

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The National Human Trafficking Resource Center reported receiving 277 calls and emails in 2015 about human trafficking in Nevada.

Human trafficking in Florida

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center reported receiving 1,518 calls and emails in 2015 about human trafficking in Florida.

Richard Lui

Lui has collaborated with Polaris Project, a global anti-human trafficking organization.

Truckers Against Trafficking

According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, the majority of truck drivers who report tips learned about them through TAT.

Human trafficking in New York

However, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center keeps statistics on the number of reported cases of Human Trafficking and Slavery in New York State.

Seth Andrew

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A serial entrepreneur, he has been on the founding team of organizations including Polaris Project, Democracy Builders, and Washington Leadership Academy.