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.
- Via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or
- Via fax at 503-378-5738, ATTN: Trafficking Intervention Advisory Committee
For more information about the Advisory Committee, contact:
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
- Jessica Benke, Lived Experience Expert
- Ashley Cadotte, US Attorney’s Office
- Teresa Cowing, Burns Paiute Tribe
- Mary Dirksen, Department of Transportation
- Shannon Karsten, Oregon Health Authority
- Hon. Valeri Love, Lane County Circuit Court
- Desireé Lepsey, Lived Experience Expert
- Florence Mackey, Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Molly McDade-Hood, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office
- Robin Miller, Janus Youth
- Esther Nelson, Safety Compass
- Chad Opitz, Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police
- Mel Parker, J Bar J Youth Services
- Tom Perez, The EPIK Project
- Margaret Scott, Morrison Family Services
- Richard Sheldon, Clackamas County Sherriff’s Office
- Amanda Swanson, Department of Justice
- Cassie Trahan, A Village For One
- JR Ujifusa, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office
- November 5, 2021
Trafficking Intervention Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes:
Archived minutes are available by reaching out to CVSSD@doj.state.or.us.
To Receive Help, Report Trafficking or Learn More
- Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or
- Send a text to BeFree (233733).
- Human Trafficking County Task Forces in Oregon
Victim Rights for Oregon Immigrants
Victims of crime in Oregon have constitutionally protected victims’ rights regardless of their national origin. To learn more about immigrants’ rights, and U&T Visas, visit the Immigrant Crime Victims / U & T-Visa page.