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State of Oregon Human Trafficking Coordinator

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $250,000)

Under this award, Multnomah County, through the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (MCSO), will further develop and operate a victim-centered human trafficking task force in conjunction with the U. S. Attorney's Office, federal law enforcement, and the Office for Victims of Crime Human Trafficking Services. The primary goal of this program is to identify and rescue victims of trafficking through a victim-centered, proactive investigation strategy. The secondary goal is the interdiction of trafficking and the successful prosecution of traffickers.

MCSO will: develop training materials and workshops for first responding officers and investigators to improve their identification of human trafficking victims; train jail and court personnel in identifying trafficking victims who may have been overlooked by police and investigators; and partner with Catholic Charities of Oregon, the local US Attorney, and other partners to increase public awareness of human trafficking, identify more victims of severe trafficking, and implement established protocols to assist victims.

Grant funds will pay for personnel and fringe, including police overtime; travel to BJA sponsored conferences and in-state travel for law enforcement training; general supplies; training and educational materials; development of a public service announcement; confidential funds; and indirect costs.


Date Created: September 8, 2008