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What is human trafficking?

Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery. Victims of human trafficking are subjected to force, fraud, or coercion, for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor. Victims are young children, teenagers, men and women.

Polaris Project is committed to combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery, and to strengthening the anti-trafficking movement through a comprehensive approach that "puts victims at the center of all that [they] do -- helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and gathering the data to pursue traffickers wherever they operate.


The KY Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking Program began in February 2008, and has been providing educational workshops on human trafficking and identifying and serving victims of trafficking statewide. We’ve developed a statistics sheet about the types of trafficking seen in Kentucky, which can be used for trainings and the media. These statistics are updated annually, and are available on this website as a downloadable file.

International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to secure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to ensure that public justice systems - police, courts and laws - effectively protect the poor. 

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