Community Foundation of New Jersey

New Jersey Earns Perfect Score for Trafficking Laws

September 17, 2014

Polaris today released its State Ratings on Human Trafficking Laws and there is good news for New Jersey.

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The ratings of all 50 states and the District of Columbia are based on 10 categories of laws that are critical to a basic legal framework that combats human trafficking, punishes traffickers and supports survivors.

  • 37 states passed new laws to fight human trafficking in the past year
  • As of July 31, 2014, 39 states are now rated in Tier 1 (7+ points), up from 32 states in 2013
  • 12 states have failed to make minimal efforts to pass laws that support victims.
  • New Jersey, Delaware, and Washington have perfect scores, meaning they have laws fulfilling all 10 categories
  • 5 states were most improved this year: Delaware, New Hampshire, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Utah

The Community Foundation of New Jersey has a strong interest in stopping human trafficking, and our donors were directly involved in the effort to prevent all forms of human trafficking during the 2014 Super Bowl in New Jersey.  Click here to learn more about our work in this area.