The Work

The Anti-Trafficking Alliance of Central Oregon is a multi-disciplinary collaboration of agencies working together to coordinate and leverage local resources to provide a comprehensive approach to human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), and services to victims and survivors.

The Alliance works to: identify and recover victims of human trafficking – both sex and labor trafficking; proactively investigate, identify, apprehend and prosecute those engaged in human trafficking; and provide trauma-informed, victim-centered services to those impacted by human trafficking and child sexual exploitation.

The Anti-Trafficking Alliance of Central Oregon is certified by the Oregon Department of Justice. As a certified Task Force, we join together with other Task Forces across the state under the coordination of the Oregon Department of Justice’s Human Trafficking Intervention Advisory Committee to collaborate across systems at the state and local levels.  We also coordinate on the national level as a funded partner through the Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking program with the Office of Trafficking in Persons, which supports comprehensive services provided by J Bar J Youth Services’ at: project.  

J Bar J’s at: project is federally funded to provide services to domestic victims and survivors of Human Trafficking.  Services include a full range of immediate, short-term and long-term assistance, including assessment, crisis response, safety planning, housing options, basic needs, transportation, health care and mental health services, and more in a trauma-informed and survivor-centered way.

Our team is comprised of trained specialized professionals in their fields who are mandated and equipped to respond to suspected or confirmed cases of trafficking and exploitation.  Specialized advocates, service providers, and law enforcement are on-call to connect with individuals, provide safety and support, navigate complexities, and offer resources both immediately and longer-term.

Survivor Services

J Bar J Youth Services, at: project– Supportive services for adult and minor survivors of labor and sex trafficking, including comprehensive case management services, access to basic needs and flexible funding, healthcare services and a continuum of shelter/housing options.

Deschutes County District Attorney’s Victims’ Assistance Program (VAP) – Works to ensure that victims are treated with dignity, respect and compassion throughout the criminal justice process by informing victims of their rights, providing support and advocacy throughout the criminal justice system, and providing service referrals.

KIDS Center – Central Oregon’s child abuse intervention center specializing in forensic interviews, medical and support services for whole family healing, by providing family support, medical and mental health services and forensic interview services in coordination with investigation.