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4 months ago

Inspiration Update - Data Sources from our Nonprofit Partners

Hey Serverless Builders,

Looking for additional data sets to inspire your work? Polaris and Thorn, our nonprofit partners committed to ending human trafficking, have compiled some great sources of data and information.

The National Human Trafficking Hotline, operated by Polaris, maintains a website that allows you to access statistics by state and find more resources.

Polaris also recently released new findings focused on intersections between the public and private sectors and how industries across them can disrupt human trafficking. You can read the blog post, access the full report, or get an at-a-glance view from their systemic change matrix. For this hackathon, they specifically suggested that the role of social media in human trafficking might be a great place to begin building.

Thorn built and maintains Spotlight, a web-based tool that enables law enforcement to collaborate across jurisdictions. One of its main goals is to help law enforcement sift through massive amounts of data to better understand where they should focus their time. They’ve also published a Survivor Insights report based on their research and findings about the role of technology in trafficking.

This is difficult work. Thanks for joining us -- Keep up the effort!

Questions?

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