Human trafficking on the High Desert

Find out how to recognize and help stop human trafficking in Central Oregon on June 16.

Nita Belles, author of In Our Backyard and a national expert on human trafficking in the United States, will conduct a community training for Central Oregon Oregonians Against Trafficking Humans, from 6-9 p.m. at St. Charles Medical Center in Conference Room A.

The training will discuss modern slavery as it occurs in the high desert, how to recognize the signs and what each of us can do to help fight this terrible crime.

“We have seen cases of both labor and sex trafficking here. Unless we all band together, human trafficking is here to stay and it is no respecter of persons. It can happen to those who don’t even believe it happens here,” Belles said.

The event is free but a freewill donation will be accepted to offset event expenses. Pre-register at For more information visit:

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