Trafficking Intervention Advisory Committee

A Statewide Response to Child and Youth Sex Trafficking

The Department of Justice (DOJ) Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division (CVSSD) Trafficking Intervention Advisory Committee (AC) advises and supports the Attorney General’s work developing a coordinated statewide response to child and youth sex trafficking. A coordinated statewide response begins with communities building partnerships between law enforcement, victim service providers, child welfare and public health to identify trafficking within their communities and to develop local services for these victims. The Mission of the Advisory Committee is to provide guidance, support and resources to these communities, as well as the state’s Trafficking Intervention Coordinator, in order to build a strong response to child sex trafficking and to provide meaningful access to services for all survivors of trafficking in Oregon.

A Task Force in Every County

The Attorney General encourages communities to formalize their community partnerships through the creation of anti-trafficking task forces. The ultimate goal is for every county to have a task force or to participate in one that is formally certified through the Trafficking Intervention Advisory Committee.

The Advisory Committee is committed to promoting a trauma informed, victim-centered approach to trafficking intervention, and seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds who have experience working with trafficking victims and want to share their expertise with a multi-disciplinary, geographically diverse team.

For more information about the Advisory Committee, contact:

Amanda Swanson
Trafficking Intervention Coordinator

Trafficking Intervention Advisory Committee Members:

  • Dr. Adebimpe Adewusi, CARES Northwest
  • Elizabeth Alston, Department of Human Services
  • Joyclyn Bell, Lived Experience Expert
  • Nina Belli, Oregon Youth Authority, Interstate Compact
  • Jay Benke, Lived Experience Expert
  • Teresa Cowing, Burns Paiute Tribe
  • Angie Denning, Oregon Youth Authority
  • Mary Dirksen, Department of Transportation
  • Jim Goodwin, Juvenile Justice, Josephine County
  • Kristen Harris, Prevention Now
  • Ashley Johnson, J Bar J
  • Lina Lechlech, Oregon Sexual Assault Task Force
  • Hon. Valeri Love, Lane County Circuit Court
  • Florence Mackey, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Robin Miller, Lived Experience Expert
  • Heidi Moon, Oregon Judicial Department
  • Sage Neilson, Oregon Health Authority
  • Esther Nelson, Safety Compass
  • Chad Opitz, Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Tom Perez, The EPIK Project
  • Eliza Rodriguez, US Attorney’s Office
  • Margaret Scott, Morrison Family Services
  • Richard Sheldon, Clackamas County Sherriff’s Office
  • Amanda Swanson, Department of Justice
  • JR Ujifusa, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office
  • Rosa Van Gordon, Community Works

Upcoming Meetings

  • May 3, 2024
  • August 2, 2024
  • November 1, 2024

Trafficking Intervention Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes:

Archived minutes are available by reaching out to

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