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: Deschutes County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Response Team
Lead: Monica Desmond, firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-lead: Ashley Beatty, Ashley.Beatty@dcda.us
Task Force: Douglas County CSEC Response Team
Lead: Marion Pearson, MarionPearson@chiwest.com
Task Force: Jackson County Coalition Against Sex Trafficking
Lead: Kim Caplan, Kim@community-works.org
Task Force: Klamath County Trafficking Task Force
Lead: Cali MacEachen, email@example.com
Lead: Paul Schrader, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mid-Columbia (Wasco, Gilliam, Sherman, Hood River, Wheeler)
Task Force: Mid-Columbia Human Trafficking Task Force
Lead: Shannon O’Brien, email@example.com
Lead: Tracy Pozar, firstname.lastname@example.org
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For statewide questions, please contact the Human Trafficking Intervention Coordinator:
We recognize that people experiencing crime have varied needs. For information about other resources that may be helpful to you, please see 211info.org ».