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How prevalent is human trafficking in Polk Co, Florida?

How prevalent is human trafficking in Polk Co, Florida?

Reposted from The Lakeland Ledger Nov. 10 2019 Gary White Officials call Florida a hot spot for human trafficking, though reliable statistics are lacking. It’s also difficult to tell if law enforcement efforts have reduced trafficking. LAKELAND — Law enforcement...

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How Decriminalizing Sex Work Became a 2020 Campaign Issue

How Decriminalizing Sex Work Became a 2020 Campaign Issue

Reposted from Mother Jones July 5, 2019 Matt Cohen How Decriminalizing Sex Work Became a 2020 Campaign Issue Behind the grassroots movement that is turning decriminalization into a mainstream fight for the left. When Julia Salazar, the 28-year-old Democratic Socialist...

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Billy PENN: Philly got a $4 million MacArthur Foundation Grant

Billy Penn dot com: Philly got a $4 million MacArthur Foundation Grant – On top of Philly news The city will use it to continue criminal justice reform efforts, including reducing the prison population.

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#FREEGIGI

In October 2015, Gigi Thomas survived a violent attack on her life. Transgender women of color face a violent society every day of their lives and face injustice at the hands of the criminal justice system on a regular basis. After saving the lives of so many trans women and women of color in street-based economies, saved her own life–and is incarcerated.

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TEDX On The  Bad Smell Of Project ROSE

TEDX On The Bad Smell Of Project ROSE

Dominique Roe Sepowitz speaks about social work ethics in this video but these ethics have been questioned by her peers. Social workers described in an editorial in Afilia–a journal of women and social work–how Project ROSE violates the ethical and professional standards of both the NASW and CSWE.

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NACDL’s Webcast: HIV Criminalization Webinar

NACDL’s Webcast: HIV Criminalization Webinar

U=U is Undetectable = Untransmittable: M Dante sat in on the National Association Of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL) Criminalization Webinar to see how this topic addresses and affects sex workers, and how the Positive Justice Project helps.


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10 Ways To Help Incarcerated Sex Workers

10 Ways To Help Incarcerated Sex Workers

Our goal is to provide books that will improve the lives of prisoners, to provide educational resources, and to help reduce the likelihood of their returning to the prison system. Our communities fare better when prisoners returning to society have had an opportunity to learn, grow, and mature as individuals. Books provide the inspiration and knowledge for that growth. And books provided by sex workers, about sex workers, for sex workers, and to sex workers are the greatest way we can invite them to participate in our community and let them tell us how we can improve our efforts to make sure that they have the tools to develop the best version of themselves.

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Forge a Way and Persevere

Forge a Way and Persevere

I am smack-dab in the middle of a 5-year sentence, writing from a halfway house. The clients, at most, were given small fines, yet for the most part they were left alone. My friends—-coworkers, were never charged. I’m happy for them. I wouldn’t wish this heartache on their families, as what has happened to me has greatly impacted my two children. Why was I charged?

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