Diversion Program for Young Sex-Trafficking Victims

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There is a new one-of-a-kind program for young sex trafficking victims that is available in Los Angeles County.  Your girls that are arrested will no longer be considered criminals but as it should be – victims.

There should be more programs and opportunities for youth that understands their needs and situations that cause them to be homeless, on drugs and more.  This is a great step in the right direction.

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LA DA launches sex-trafficking diversion program (updated) | 89.3 KPCC

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Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images, Human trafficking is a global issue, as evidenced by this recent protest in London.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney says she wants her office to treat minors arrested for sex-related crimes as victims, not criminals.

The DA’s office announced Wednesday a new diversion program called First Step aimed at girls and boys ages 12 to 17 years old who are arrested for sex-related crimes such as prostitution. The one-year program would give the minor counseling, medical and social services to steer them away from the street and traffickers.

via LA DA launches sex-trafficking diversion program (updated) | 89.3 KPCC.

Sex-trafficking diversion program helps young victims in LA County

 

LOS ANGELES (KABC) – Young girls arrested for prostitution in Los Angeles County will no longer be considered criminals, but victims.

Officials on Wednesday announced a first-of-its-kind program for young sex trafficking victims. It aims to get them off the streets and give them a chance to rebuild their lives.

It’s a counter attack on the pimps of Los Angeles County, like the one who recruited Kristina Fitz into a life of selling her body.

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