By: Steffi Broski
Tanya Shannon is with the non-profit Opening Doors. She says modern-day slavery happens all around us.
Shannon: “It is a much larger problem than we would like to admit to, largely because we think that it’s a problem that other countries have.”
And she says the Sacramento region especially is a hub for human trafficking. That’s because the city’s many freeways make it easy to transport victims. Shannon says many are enslaved in the valley’s farms. Others work in restaurants or as prostitutes. They often have to rely on the public to be observant and report what’s going on.
Shannon: “If you get that feeling of: that’s odd, trust your instincts, be aware that it actually happens.”
And she says call the 24/7 local Anti-Human Trafficking Hotline.
Call Sacramento's Anti-Human Trafficking Hotline at (916) 920-2952.