Savannah J. Sanders
Savannah J. Sanders is a leading advocate in the effort to stop human trafficking in the United States. She has been involved in anti-trafficking training in Arizona and nationwide since 2010, along with trauma-informed care and survivor leadership.
After overcoming devastating hardships in her youth (including child sex trafficking), Savannah is now living a full life as a victim’s advocate, exemplifying survivor leadership both personally and professionally.
Savannah earned her undergraduate degree from Arizona State University (ASU) with a Major in Social Work and Minor in Women and Gender Studies in 2014 and is pursuing concurrent Master’s Degrees in Social Work and Social and Cultural Pedagogy at ASU in the near future.
As an active member of a large network of human trafficking survivor advocates, Savannah shares her compelling story of abuse and recovery as a source of inspiration and motivation for audiences across the United States, providing testimony on Emmy-nominated television news segments, in sex trade documentaries, at local events, and on talk radio.
Sanders shares her compelling story of abuse and recovery from trafficking as a source of inspiration and motivation for audiences across the United States. She has provided testimony on Emmy-nominated television news segments, in sex trade documentaries, at local events and on talk radio. She resides in Arizona with her husband and children.
She previously worked with The O’Connor House, (an organization committed to continuing Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s lifetime work of solving important social, economic and political problems through civil talk leading to civic action) and she is involved in several non-profit organizations, including Well Founded Hope, Mending the Soul, and a large network of survivor advocates.
Her website is: www.sextraffickingprevention.org
She is the author of:
- sex trafficating provention: A Trauma-Informed Approach for Parents and Professionals (2015).
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