The Junior League of Portland has been recognized with an award by the Attorney General's Trafficking Intervention Advisory Committee for outstanding service in raising awareness and support of agencies that serve in countertrafficking efforts.
Since 2011 the, league has collected in-kind donations for the Delicates Drive, which directly benefits survivors of human trafficking.
League members also created a documentary film, "Waiting for the Light," designed to engage the community at all levels in conversation with a strong call to action.
A link to "wish lists" can be found at the league's website, jlpdx.org.
Other members participated in Connect PDX, a communitywide collaboration conference designed to bring together the entire community to stop the sexual exploitation of children in Oregon.
"These initiatives are only the beginning of a communitywide engagement effort," said Dione Bledsoe, committee chair. "In 2019, we'll launch our newest initiative, PDX BEST: A communitywide initiative that will engage leaders within the business community through first, awareness, then a menu of options on how to engage. This will be in collaboration with Multnomah County, anti-trafficking agencies and organizations with the goal of bringing together an entire community."
The attorney general's honors took place at a Jan. 11 meeting at the Oregon Department of Justice in downtown Portland.
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