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
If you are a victim of human trafficking or have information about a possible trafficking situation, 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 Monaco at CombatingTrafficking@doj.state.or.us.
Task Force: Deschutes County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Response Team
Lead: Mel Parker, firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-647-4485
Co-lead: Ashley Beatty, Ashley.Beatty@dcda.us, 541-317-3186
Task Force: Douglas County CSEC Response Team
Lead: Marion Kotowski, MarionKotowski@chiwest.com, 541-677-6531
Task Force: Klamath County Trafficking Task Force
Contact: Christy David, email@example.com, 541-884-0309
Task Force: Lane County CSEC MDT
Lead: Sarah Stewart, Sarah@kidsfirstcenter.net, 541-682-3938
Task Force: Tri-County Again Trafficking Task Force “TCAT”
Lead: Charlee Clarke, Charlee.Clark@malheurco.org, 541-889-6316
Task Force: Multnomah County Sex Trafficking Collaborative
Lead: Natalie Weaver, Natalie.Weaver@multco.us, 503-988-8371
We recognize that people experiencing crime have varied needs. For information about other resources that may be helpful to you, please see 211info.org ».