Survivors and community organizations partner with county and city prosecutors
People are typically coerced into prostitution as minors, controlled by pimps, experience multiple traumas, and face many barriers to escaping prostitution.
The new model emphasizes connecting prostituted people to services and addressing the demand for prostitution.
Our goal is to reduce demand for commercial sex by 20% in two years. Reducing demand will decrease harm to prostituted persons, reduce self-destructive behaviors of buyers, and curb sex trafficking in our community.
- Forming an alliance of public and private employers committed to implementing policies and practices against sex trafficking and sex buying.
- Engaging high school and college students on the harm of commercial sexual exploitation.
- Using technology to deter sex buyers and to engage and educate young men on the harms of sex buying.
- Expansion of effective services to assist prostituted people in leaving the life.
- Reducing arrests and prosecutions of prostituted persons in favor of referral to services.
- Systematic law enforcement emphasis on arrests and prosecutions of sex buyers and increased accountability for sex buyers. Collection of fines to fund services for prostituted people.
- Referring sex buyers to “Stopping Sexual Exploitation,” a comprehensive intervention program.