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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