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On September 26, 2016 California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1322 into law effectively ending the arrest and prosecution of minors for prostitution in the State of California!
On April 4, 2016, the Associated Press announced that they will eliminate the term "child prostitute" from their lexicon.
The No Such Thing Campaign has received multiple awards for changing the way victims of child sex trafficking are viewed.
The No Such Thing campaign seeks to eradicate the very notion of “child prostitute” in language and in
The No Such Thing campaign recognizes that how the media discusses issues informs how the public perceives them. Learn about what the media can do to more accurately report on this issue.
On June 22, 2016, we issued a letter to several media outlets calling on them to follow the AP's lead and eliminate the term "child prostitute" from their reporting.
Domestic Child Sex Trafficking touches all of our communities. Young people from Youth Radio in Oakland, CA discuss the impact of DCST in their community and why there is #NoSuchThing as a "child prostitute."
All too often, the media, law enforcement and others refer to victims as "child prostitutes," belittling the pain and abuse exploited girls endure on a daily basis. And, in almost every state there are prostitution laws used to arrest and detain underage girls bought and sold for sex. Most girls are not even of legal age to consent. This has to change—in language and in law.
Every day girls--and especially girls of color-- are criminalized for being victims of sexual violence. Our report, The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls' Story, co-authored with Georgetown Law and the Ms. Foundation, documents this pipeline and offers key recommendations and solutions.
In Fall 2015 we launched our No Such Thing campaign in Los Angeles furthering our goal to end the criminalization of child sex trafficking victims through policy change. We were thrilled to witness the LA County Sheriff announce a commitment to ending the arrest of minors for prostitution at our press conference.
With LA County being the largest in the country, these advancements mark an important step toward encouraging other jurisdictions to treat victims of child sex trafficking as survivors in need of services, rather than offenders.
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