Roseburg club Rose Day Recognizes Human Trafficking Task Force

This year, Roseburg Zonta celebrated Rose Day by honoring the primary members of the Douglas County Human Trafficking Task Force.
The Douglas County Human Trafficking Task Force is just two years old, but has already done much for the area. In addition to the groups being trained to recognize trafficking, the Task Force has also trained Umpqua Community College (UCC) nursing, dental, paramedic, and truck driving students on the signs of trafficking. They have also had trainings for Seven Feathers staff, medical providers, school personal and have human trafficking covered in Healthy Relationships and Violence Prevention classes taught in our public schools. Their partnerships with “Truckers Against Trafficking” training at UCC earned them an invitation to a national conference.
The Task Force is also willing to host trainings for service groups or other groups working with children. Contact Marion at for additional information. Recognizing the signs is an important tool in stopping trafficking. Parents should be vigilant about checking all of their children’s electronic devices for offers, sexting, inappropriate photographs, and pornography. The average age of initially being exposed to pornography has now dropped to 9 years old so don’t assume only your teen is vulnerable. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) has a 24/7 hotline and text service to get help, report a tip, or seek more information at: 888-373-7888 or text: 233733. If you observe trafficking in progress, call 911.
Roseburg Area Zonta would like to THANK the Douglas County Human Trafficking Task Force for uniting the effort of so many partners to help educate our community about trafficking, prevent trafficking, and aid victims.