Talking Beat - Sex Trafficking in Portland

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This episode of the Talking Beat features a discussion on the Human Trafficking Unit in Portland, emphasizing collaborative efforts to combat juvenile sex trafficking, support victims, and hold offenders accountable while prioritizing a victim-centered approach

This episode delves into the crucial work of the Human Trafficking Unit in Portland, particularly its focus on juvenile sex trafficking, alongside the global issue of trafficking, which affects Portland daily, with wide-ranging criminal implications including drugs, guns, and neighborhood livability. Highlighting collaborative efforts with law enforcement, the District Attorney's office, and dedicated advocates like Robin, a survivor-turned-advocate, it emphasizes a victim-centered approach aimed at combating trafficking, supporting victims, and holding offenders accountable. Despite challenges and underreporting, the unit remains steadfast in addressing community livability issues linked to trafficking while advocating for survivors' long-term support and resources.


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