Advocating for Children

, Posted: Wed, June 18 2014 at 6:55 PM, Updated: Wed, June 18 2014 at 7:02 PM

Medford, Ore --  Child advocates and law enforcement gathered in Medford to learn how to fight a very serious issue.
  The Jackson County Children's Advocacy Center hosted a seminar about child sex trafficking.
  Speakers went over how to identify a victim, how to address the issue and how to go after those putting children in harm's way.
  Organizers say while it's an uncomfortable topic, child sex trafficking is a problem that only gets worse if it's not addressed.
  "It's a problem in every community, the only thing that separates this problem is the communities that recognize it and the communities that choose not to recognize it," said Sgt. Byron Fassett.  
  Advocates say they hope to start a dialogue about the issue and prevent more children from becoming victims.

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