Guest blogger Darci recently graduated from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration with her Masters in Social Work, and currently works in an anti-trafficking organization in Chicago. She has volunteered, interned, and worked at her campus rape crisis center as well as the rape crisis center serving the Seacoast. Darci is very passionate about women’s issues, ending violence against women, and portraying women with dignity and respect in the media. She blogs at www.iamafeministnowwhat.wordpress.com.
In early August, the Polaris Project released a report ranking the states on their response to human trafficking. This report is similar to the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report released by the U.S. government as a tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. Similarly, the Polaris Project’s report on the United States ranked states by tier determined by a point system. The tier descriptions are as follows: