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Addressing Human Trafficking through the Oregon Anti-Trafficking Task Force

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $99,941)

Under this award, Multnomah County will further enhance and operate a victim centered human trafficking task force in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney's Office, Federal law enforcement, and their Office for Victims of Crime Human Trafficking Services provider to identify and rescue victims of human trafficking, proactively investigate human trafficking, and prosecute traffickers. The primary goal of this program is to identify and rescue foreign victims of trafficking through a victim centered, proactive investigation strategy. The secondary goal is the interdiction of trafficking and the successful prosecution of traffickers.

Multnomah County will use the 2010 Human Trafficking Task Force Initiative funds to support the Multnomah County Sheriff's deputy as Director of the Oregon Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (Task Force). Specifically, the grant funds will allow the Task Force to increase awareness of human trafficking for service providers, law enforcement, and victims. In addition to investigating cases of human trafficking and providing assistance to victims, the Task Force trains law enforcement agencies and others in the community to recognize the signs of human trafficking. The project goals are to identify and rescue victims of trafficking, and to investigate, arrest, and prosecute those engaged in human trafficking.


Date Created: September 15, 2010