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Protect Trafficked Victims

Human trafficking has become a serious issue in California, with people bought, sold and smuggled like modern-day slaves.  It affects people of all races, religions, and backgrounds, and can have long lasting effects on victims and their families.

Oftentimes, prostitutes are quickly arrested, charged and sentenced with little or no investigation into their personal backgrounds.  However, in many cases, if an inquiry had been made, it would become clear that these women and men were victims of human trafficking.

AB 1585 (Alejo, D-Salinas) would allow courts to dismiss charges of prostitution and solicitation against victims of human trafficking and would grant these individuals the opportunity to seek employment, licensing, and/or certification without having the past prostitution offenses reported.

This bill will prevent victims from being treated as criminals, which gives them a better chance of reintegrating back into society.

You can add your voice to those who are urging California Governor Jerry Brown to sign this bill. Click here to send an email to the governor urging his support for AB 1585.
PHOTO This photo illustration of a woman depicts the effects of sex trafficking and the despair its victims often say they feel. CNS photo/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review

 

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