Purpose Statement

Southern Arizona Against Slavery (SAAS) is a community coalition dedicated to fighting all forms of human trafficking in Arizona and around the world.

What We Do

Education

We believe that community education is critical in the fight against trafficking, because everyday citizens are the ones best equipped to spot and report human trafficking. SAAS provides training to various stakeholders about the basics of human trafficking, as well as how to identify and work with victims. Social service providers, attorneys, healthcare workers, law enforcement, government agencies, and community organizations all have a role to play in fighting trafficking, and the first step is awareness and education. Request a SAAS training for your organization today.

Policy

SAAS tracks key federal and state legislative issues related to human trafficking, and equips Arizonans to educate lawmakers about the issue. To stay up-to-date on current policy issues, sign up for our email newsletter and like us on Facebook.

Community Awareness

Southern Arizona Against Slavery is passionate about educating Southern Arizona about Human Trafficking. In 2019, SAAS launched it’s first-ever Billboard and Bus Stop community awareness campaign. Through the generous donation of our sponsors, SAAS was able to share the National Human Trafficking Hotline and Text Line information with community members. Our goal is to empower the population of Southern Arizona to speak up if they witness signs of Human Trafficking in their community.