Polaris Project's "vision is for a world without slavery. Named after the North Star that guided slaves towards freedom along the Underground Railroad, Polaris Project has been providing a comprehensive approach to combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery since 2002.
"Polaris Project is one of the largest anti-trafficking organizations in the United States and Japan, with programs operating at international, national and local levels through our offices in Washington, DC; Newark, NJ; Denver, CO; and Tokyo, Japan. Polaris Project is one of the few organizations working on all forms of trafficking and serving both citizen and foreign national victims of human trafficking.
"Polaris Project's comprehensive approach to combating human trafficking includes conducting direct outreach and victim identification, providing social services and transitional housing to victims, operating the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) serving as the central national hotline on human trafficking, advocating for stronger state and Federal anti-trafficking legislation, and engaging community members in local and national grassroots efforts." 
Member of the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking.
Accessed May 2009: 
- Derek Ellerman - Chairperson, Co-Founder, Polaris Project, Fellow, Ashoka Innovators for the Public
- Jane Poulin - Treasurer, Chief Accounting Officer, Former, Corning Incorporated
- Katherine Chon - Secretary, President/Co-Founder
- Carolyn Bartholomew - Vice-Chairman, US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Chief of Staff and Counsel, former, Office of US Representative Nancy Pelosi
- Sarah Devine - Senior Associate, Fulbright & Jaworski
- Mei-Mei Ellerman - Resident Scholar, Brandeis University
- Michael Shively - Senior Associate, Abt Associates
- Kenneth Bacon - Executive Director, Refugees International
- Paul Farmer - Co-Founder, Partners in Health
- Adam Hochschild - Co-Founder, Mother Jones Magazine
- Rachel Lloyd - Founder and Executive Director, Girls Education and Mentoring Service (GEMS)
- Her Majesty Queen Noor - Queen of Jordon
- Evelyn Murphy - Founder and President, WAGE Project, Former Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts