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YWCA of Greater Portland has been involved with the coordination efforts of agencies who have been involved with children who are trafficked in the sex industry. Multnomah County through the Department of Community Justice received a three year grant to support these efforts: identification of services, a safe facility developed for these children, coordination of community resources, etc. Their CSEC, Criminally Sexually Exploited Children, program has been directed by Joslyn.R.Baker@multnomah.or.us (503) 988-4755. She also has collected what data there is about rates of children trafficked, locally and nationally. Now that the YWCA of Greater Portland has received direct appropriations through Senator Wyden's office in these efforts, the work to create a facilty and services just for these children will be much enhanced. It will continue to be a community pooling of resources and expertise to get this facilty and services up and running.
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