Sex Trade Workers Have New Hope As Oakland Switches Strategy

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sex trade pictureIn a city where prostitution flourishes, organizations in Oakland, California are redefining the way they attack the underground sex trade.

Oakland’s approach is unique in a time where the growing sex trade has prompted federal law enforcement authorities and several states to toughen their laws and policing strategies.

Once viewed as criminals, these exploited youth are now being treated as victims of abuse with the hopes that intervention and counseling will have positive impact.

Read more at the NY Times.

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