Human Trafficking

The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 » defines sex trafficking as the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision or obtaining of a person for a commercial sex act. It has since been revised twice to include the production of child porn, and that the defense “I didn’t know how old the victim was” will no longer hold in a court of law.

It also acknowledges that demand for commercial sex is the primary cause of human trafficking and that we will not be able to eliminate it without addressing the demand.

Report Trafficking Behavior

For more information, please visit the National Human Trafficking Resource Center » or call 1-888-373-7888.

Definition of Exploitation

The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) is any activity where the child is treated as a commercial and sexual object to be used, sold or traded in exchange for something of value.

For more information, please visit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children » or call 1-800-THE-LOST.

County Trafficking Intervention Coordinators

If you are curious about efforts being done in your county or how to get involved, please contact your county team lead or the statewide trafficking intervention coordinator Amanda Swanson at CombatingTrafficking@doj.state.or.us.

Task Force: Clackamas County Sex Trafficking Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)

Lead: Allie Martin, allie@safetycompass.org
Co-lead: Rusty Amos, RussellAmo@co.clackamas.or.us

Clackamas County, Oregon

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Task Force: Deschutes County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Response Team

Website: www.werespond.org »
Lead: Monica Desmond, mdesmond@jbarj.org
Co-lead: Ashley Beatty, Ashley.Beatty@dcda.us

Deschutes County, Oregon

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Task Force: Douglas County CSEC Response Team

Lead: Marion Pearson, MarionPearson@chiwest.com

Douglas County, Oregon

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Task Force: Jackson County Coalition Against Sex Trafficking

Lead: Kim Caplan, Kim@community-works.org

Jackson County, Oregon

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Task Force: Klamath County Trafficking Task Force*

Lead: Cali MacEachen, cali.maceachen@martashouse.org

Klamath County, Oregon

*Not yet formally certified

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Task Force: Lane County CSEC MDT

Website: ecaseylane.org »
Lead: Tamara LeRoy, intervention@sass-lane.org
Co-lead: Sarah Stewart, Sarah@kidsfirstcenter.net

Lane County, Oregon

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Task Force: Lincoln County*

Lead: Elizabeth Martinez, trafficking@lccac.com

Lincoln County, Oregon

*Not yet formally certified

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Task Force: Tri-County against Trafficking Task Force “TCAT”*

Website: www.tcatt.org »
Lead: Kim DeRose, Kim.DeRose@malheurco.org
Co-lead: Amanda Barry, philippians413ministriesllc@gmail.com

Malheur County, Oregon

*Not yet formally certified

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Task Force: Marion County Human Trafficking Task Force

Lead: Heidi Walker, heidi@safetycompass.org
Co-lead: Christine Herrman, CHerrman@co.marion.or.us

Marion County, Oregon

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Task Force: Mid-Columbia Human Trafficking Task Force (Wasco)

Lead: Shannon O’Brien, traffickingcoordinator@mchttf.org

Wasco County, Oregon

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Task Force: Mid-Columbia Human Trafficking Task Force (Gilliam)

Lead: Shannon O’Brien, traffickingcoordinator@mchttf.org

Gilliam County, Oregon

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Task Force: Mid-Columbia Human Trafficking Task Force (Sherman)

Lead: Shannon O’Brien, traffickingcoordinator@mchttf.org

Sherman County, Oregon

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Task Force: Mid-Columbia Human Trafficking Task Force (Hood River)

Lead: Shannon O’Brien, traffickingcoordinator@mchttf.org

Hood River County, Oregon

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Task Force: Mid-Columbia Human Trafficking Task Force (Wheeler)

Lead: Shannon O’Brien, traffickingcoordinator@mchttf.org

Wheeler County, Oregon

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Task Force: Multnomah County Sex Trafficking Collaborative

Website: multcosextrafficking.org »
Lead: Natalie Weaver, Natalie.Weaver@multco.us

Multnomah County, Oregon

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Task Force: Umatilla County*

Lead: Tracy Pozar, tpozar@guardiancarecentercaic.org

Umatilla County, Oregon

*Not yet formally certified

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Task Force: Washington County Human Trafficking Task Force

Lead: Esther Nelson, esther@safetycompass.org
Co-lead: Allison Brown, Allison_brown@co.washington.or.us

Washington County, Oregon

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  • Task Force: Clackamas County Sex Trafficking Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)
  • Task Force: Deschutes County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Response Team
  • Task Force: Douglas County CSEC Response Team
  • Task Force: Jackson County Coalition Against Sex Trafficking
  • Task Force: Klamath County Trafficking Task Force*
  • Task Force: Lane County CSEC MDT
  • Task Force: Lincoln County*
  • Task Force: Tri-County against Trafficking Task Force “TCAT”*
  • Task Force: Marion County Human Trafficking Task Force
  • Task Force: Mid-Columbia Human Trafficking Task Force (Wasco)
  • Task Force: Mid-Columbia Human Trafficking Task Force (Gilliam)
  • Task Force: Mid-Columbia Human Trafficking Task Force (Sherman)
  • Task Force: Mid-Columbia Human Trafficking Task Force (Hood River)
  • Task Force: Mid-Columbia Human Trafficking Task Force (Wheeler)
  • Task Force: Multnomah County Sex Trafficking Collaborative
  • Task Force: Umatilla County*
  • Task Force: Washington County Human Trafficking Task Force

For statewide questions, please contact the Human Trafficking Intervention Coordinator:

Amanda Swanson
combatingtrafficking@doj.state.or.us 
Desk: 971-673-3829
Cell: 503-559-8471

We recognize that people experiencing crime have varied needs. For information about other resources that may be helpful to you, please see 211info.org ».