The Stop Human Trafficking Committee exists to effectively engage in anti-trafficking efforts through community collaboration, awareness and advocacy. Our focus is domestic human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
History of the Committee
2011 – 2012 Stop Human Trafficking Task Force is formed
A small group of League members formed a Task Force. The purpose of which was to learn how the League could most effectively become involved while not duplicating efforts within other organizations. They spent a full year researching the topic, attending events, conferences and meeting with anyone who was working against the issue. Their findings were clear and provided the outline for the following year’s plan as a full-fledged committee.
2012 – 2013 1st official year as a committee
During the first year members successfully planned and hosted Connect PDX, an anti-trafficking collaboration conference, produced a documentary film Waiting for the Light, and launched the Essentials Drive. Additionally, the committee served on the Multnomah County CSEC Steering Committee and the CSEC Executive Committee.
Since the inception of this committee the JLP has maintained respect within the community and is recognized as a partner in anti-trafficking efforts. Today we maintain strong relationships with community partners, law enforcement and local government officials.
Through funding from the Junior League of Portland and a grant from La Salle Preparatory School, JLP made a documentary, Waiting for the Light: Portland’s Sex Trafficking Crisis, which focuses on child sex trafficking in Portland, OR.
To schedule a screening of the film, contact firstname.lastname@example.org