Washington state continues to be a hotbed for human trafficking, where victims are abused sexually or exploited for forced labor.

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and on this edition of Northwest Now, we’ll hear from local groups that are working to put an end to this crisis and educate the public about the severity of human trafficking.

We’ll also talk to a survivor of human trafficking, and find out how she is using her own horrifying experience to end to this atrocious crime.

The Emmy and Telly Award-winning public affairs series Northwest Now airs Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on KBTC Public Television, a service of Bates Technical College.

Use the list below to find us on TV. You can also watch past episodes and learn more about the show on our website.

OFF AIR:

KBTC 28.1, 28.2, 28.3 digital channels, (including K41KT-D Grays River-Lebam and K24IC-D, Bellingham and Channel 16 Digital, Seattle)

KCKA 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 digital channels

CABLE:

Comcast channel 108 (HD, most areas in Western Washington)

Comcast channel 12 (most areas – in Tacoma, Comcast channel 3)

Click! (Tacoma) channel 3 Rainier Connect channel 10

Broadstripe channel 28 (varies by area)

Verizon FiOS channel 28
Frontier Cable: 528 (HD), 28 (SD), and 474 (MHz Worldview)
SATELLITE:

Dish channel 28 (may appear as 8620)