Project ROSE: An Arrest Alternative for Victims of Sex Trafficking and Prostitution

Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, James Gallagher, Kristine E. Hickle, Martha Pérez Loubert, John Tutelman

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    This study explores a pilot arrest alternative for sex-trafficked and prostituted adults regarding diversion program attendance, completion, and 12-month recidivism. Two groups were compared using chi-square analyses. The pilot participants were 43 women identified as having committed a prostitution-related crime. They were compared to 42 women arrested and charged with prostitution. No differences were found between the two groups regarding diversion attendance, completion or prostitution-related recidivism. Benefits of the pilot intervention include similar diversion results, cost-savings, intelligence gathering, and a community perspective of victim-centered services for prostituted adults.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)57-74
    Number of pages18
    JournalJournal of Offender Rehabilitation
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jan 2014


    • exiting
    • prostitution
    • sex trafficking
    • sex work
    • vice

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Rehabilitation
    • Law


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