- September 6, 2013
In recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the Polaris Project has ranked progress made by a majority of states in passing legislation to combat sex and labor trafficking and support survivors. The 2013 state ratings on human trafficking laws in the United States were released Thursday.
In 2013, 39 states passed anti-trafficking laws and 32 states are now ranked in Polaris Project’s top Tier 1 category – up from 21 states last year.
For the first time ever, two states have successfully fulfilled all rated categories: Washington and New Jersey, where Polaris Project operates an office in Newark. Wyoming, Arkansas, Mississippi, and New Jersey were named as “most improved” states.
Read this article at Polaris Project.