Sunday, February 27, 2011

Legislative win for teens trapped in sex trade

There used to be a contradiction in Minnesota law regarding how to define children caught up in prostitution.  These girls were defined both as delinquents and victims of sex trafficking.  Now, thanks to a recent change in the law they will be recognized as victims, and the focus of blame will lie more squarely where it belongs, with the pimps and johns.

Last November I reported on Safe Harbor training, which encouraged this legislative change.  It is heartening to see it happen.  You may read more about this in the StarTribune, Teen prostitutes get new status. 

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