Now Available: Materials from The Intersection between Prostitution, Human Trafficking, and Victimization Among Justice Involved Women
It is estimated that 90% percent of justice involved women have experienced some form of victimization in their lifetime. As a result of this trauma, women may engage in behaviors that are criminalized, such as drug use or prostitution, and may be less commonly seen as “victims” by the justice system. What’s more, their vulnerability may expose them to further victimization, trauma, and exploitation — such as human trafficking.
The NRCJIW, in partnership with the Center for Court Innovation, conducted a webinar on November 1 to explore the nexus between prostitution, human trafficking, and victimization among justice involved women. The webinar discussed strategies that justice system stakeholders can take to identify women who may be victims of exploitation and human trafficking, address their needs, and improve their response to these women.