The Deschutes County Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Response Team is a multidisciplinary team of agencies working together to coordinate and leverage resources to provide a comprehensive approach to child sex trafficking and services to victims and survivors.
The Response Team works to: identify and recover victims of sex trafficking; proactively investigate, identify, apprehend and prosecute those engaged in sex trafficking; and provide trauma-informed, victim-centered services to restore those impacted by child sexual exploitation.
The Deschutes County CSEC Response Team is certified by the Oregon Department of Justice. As a certified Response Team, we join together with other Response Teams and 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.