OREGON HUMAN TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE
The Oregon Human Trafficking Task Force (OHTTF) was first funded in 2005 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with the following mandate:
PROMOTE PUBLIC AWARENESS regarding the realities of human trafficking within the state of Oregon.
PROVIDE TRAINING AND EDUCATION to Oregon citizens, professionals, and service providers regarding ‘best practices’ in identifying trafficking victims, connecting victims to critically needed services, and helping to bring human traffickers to justice.
COORDINATE VICTIM RESOURCES, and further improve support services available to human trafficking survivors in the state of Oregon.
INVESTIGATE TRAFFICKING CASES and assist in the aggressive prosecution of human traffickers within the state of Oregon.
PROVIDE STATISTICAL RESEARCH to the Department of Justice in their ongoing effort to measure the scope of human trafficking within the U.S. and the sufficiency of the government’s response.
Oregonians Against Trafficking Humans (OATH) is the OHTTF statewide volunteer, education, outreach and awareness campaign. We encourage Oregonians to learn about human trafficking, share your knowledge, and create practical solutions in your community. Learn more about OATH here.
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
OHTTF offers basic training seminars in human trafficking that vary in length and format, depending on the needs of the host organization.
Topics covered within these seminars typically include:
Defining Human Trafficking
Domestic vs. Transnational Human Trafficking
Overview of Trafficking Laws, State and Federal
Victim Identification Strategies
Serving Oregon’s Trafficking Victims
“First responders” likely to come into contact with trafficking victims, and others who regularly benefit from OHTTF training includes:
Health care providers
Social services providers
Legal service providers
Government workers (e.g. restaurant inspectors)
Community Action Groups
Individuals are encouraged to contact the Task Force to request mentorship in starting school, business, and faith-based OATH Clubs. OATH Clubs focus on all aspects of human trafficking, and equip individuals to create awareness in their communities. Click HERE to contact the OHTTF.
CALL FOR HELP or REPORT TIPS
If you are a victim of human trafficking or would like to report a tip regarding suspected human trafficking, call 911 in an emergency. If you have information regarding human trafficking which is not an emergency, would like more information about human trafficking or would like to learn about how you can help, call the toll-free National Hotline at 1-888-3737-888. (Learn More)
Oregon Human Trafficking Task Force (OHTTF)
- Bureau of Labor and Industries
- Catholic Charities: Outreach and Support to Special Immigrant Populations
- Cares Northwest
- Clackamas County Sheriff’s office Child Abuse Team
- Janus Youth
- Internal Revenue Service
- Lifeworks NW New Options for Women (NOW)
- Multnomah County District Attorney
- Multnomah County Sheriffs Office
- Multnomah County: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)
- Portland Police Bureau
- Salvation Army, White Shield Center
- Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC)