Making Common Cause Against Human Trafficking With Sara Crowe

In this episode, Kieran Beer talks with Sara Crowe, strategic initiatives director for financial systems at Polaris, a nonprofit dedicated to ending sex and human labor trafficking.

During their talk, Sara touches on Polaris’ efforts to connect trafficked individuals to law enforcement and social services through its U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline and the use of data drawn from call-ins to the hotline to create frameworks to combat human trafficking. Financial institutions are uniquely positioned to address human trafficking, since it is a form of commerce, according to Sara, who shares some of the typologies that can help financial institutions identify the proceeds of trafficking. Finally, Sara calls on banks and other financial enterprises to join the fight against trafficking as invaluable partners with law enforcement and organizations like Polaris.

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