Polaris Project was founded in 2002 by two Brown University students, Katherine Chon and Derek Ellerman, who saw a newspaper article about a brothel uncovered near the apartment complex where they lived. Their story (click here for more) is a triumphant accounting of two individuals who “refused to do nothing.”
Polaris Project is one of the foremost sources of human trafficking data, along with national and international resources, trainings, policy advocacy, client services and more. They also run the 24/7 hotline number (888.373.7888) for reporting incidences of suspected human trafficking, and for individuals desiring to escape.
This would be a great resource to bookmark if you are interested in keeping up with the latest data and tools addressing the scourge of modern day slavery.