Over the course of its 117-year history, The Junior League has amassed an archive of irrefutable results and an indisputable reputation as thoughtful and influential change agents for the public good. There is perhaps no better example of this than the achievements of Junior Leagues in the fight to end human trafficking.
For more than 15 years Leagues (both individually and in statewide coalitions from California to Florida, Michigan to Alabama and numerous destinations in between) have joined forces with law enforcement, government officials, anti-trafficking organizations and other critical and influential community change-makers to raise public awareness on the hidden world of human trafficking, advocate for the passage of anti-trafficking legislation and support survivors. To-date, 50-plus Junior Leagues have joined the fight against human trafficking. League coalitions have worked to pass more than 25 different pieces of anti-trafficking legislation, primarily at the state and local level. In 2011, The Junior League was honored by the United Nations Association of New York for its work fighting against human trafficking.