The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Response Team Panel of Deschutes County will hold a panel discussion at the January 2019 Program Meeting of the Soroptimist International of Bend. The CSEC panel discussion will be in observance of Human Trafficking Awareness Month and will focus on what the public can do to help prevent this form of modern slavery. The event will be held at the Deschutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho in Bend, from noon to 1:00pm, on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Refreshments will be served. The event is free.
The CSEC Response Team consists of four members, including:
• Ashley Beatty, the Program Manager for the Victims Assistance Program with the District Attorney’s Office;
• Josh Spano, a Detective within the Criminal Division of the City of Bend Police Department; Josh is currently assigned to the Human Trafficking caseload and is a member of the CSEC team;
• Melissa Parker, a Project Manager for the Cascade Youth & Family Center. Mel provides supervision to three federally-funded projects, including the Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking programs; and
• Monica Desmond, the CSEC Response Team Coordinator.
See www.sibend.org or 503-519-5051 for additional information.”