Sex Workers Project

A project of the Urban Justice Center in New York City, the Sex Workers Project provides client-centered legal and social services to sex workers and trafficking victims.
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Primary geographic focus: New York
Organization type(s): Provider
Tags: Civil Rights, Domestic Violence, Expungement / Record Sealing, Telephone Hotlines, Women

The Sex Workers Project provides client-centered legal and social services to individuals who engage in sex work, regardless of whether they do so by choice, circumstance, or coercion. One of the first programs in the nation to assist survivors of human trafficking, the Sex Workers Project has pioneered an approach to service grounded in human rights, harm reduction and in the real life experiences of our clients. Our professional service providers are multi-lingual, non-judgmental and bring more than ten years of experience.

As the only US organization meeting the needs of both sex workers and trafficking victims, the Sex Workers Project serves a marginalized community that few others reach. We engage in policy and media advocacy, community education and human rights documentation, working to create a world that is safe for sex workers and where human trafficking does not exist.


News Story

Law Helps Those Who Escape Sex Trafficking Erase Their Criminal Record

New York Times (NYT)
March 23, 2015
This article tells how civil legal aid lawyers are helping former sex trafficking victims erase their criminal history.

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