Victory in New York in the fight to end sex trafficking!

On June 22, 2013, the New York legislature passed a bill extending Safe Harbor to 16- and 17- year old trafficked boys and girls. The Safe Harbor laws make it so minors arrested for prostitution are treated as victims of sex trafficking and provided with the services they need to rebuild their lives, instead of jail time and a criminal record that keep them vulnerable to exploitation.

Thank you to the 110 organizations of the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition who worked tirelessly to pass this bill and to sponsors Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and Senator Andrew Lanza.

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