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.

Application for Task Force Certification»
After you have completed this application, save a copy for yourself and return a copy to the advisory committee:

For more information about the Advisory Committee, contact:

Amanda Swanson
Trafficking Intervention Coordinator
combatingtrafficking@doj.state.or.us

Trafficking Intervention Advisory Committee Members:

  • Elizabeth Alston, Department of Human Services
  • Joyce Armstead, Oregon Youth Authority
  • Rebecca Bender, Rebecca Bender Initiative
  • Dana Vidoni Carelle, Yamhill County Juvenile Justice
  • Teresa Cowing, Burns Paiute Tribe
  • Mary Dirksen, Department of Transportation
  • Megan Hassen, Oregon Judicial Department
  • Hon. Valeri Love, Lane County Circuit Court
  • Amanda Monaco, Department of Justice
  • Chad Opitz, Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Alex Palm, Oregon Health Authority
  • Tom Perez, The EPIK Project
  • Margaret Scott, Morrison Family Services
  • Joel Shapiro, Kids Are Not For Sale
  • Shannon Sivell, Department of Justice
  • Cassie Trahan, A Village of One
  • JR Ujifusa, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office

Trafficking Intervention Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes:

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).

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.