First of its kind: New York State Specialized Courts to Treat Most Sex Workers as Crime Victims, Not Criminals

Just published in both the NY Times and on

From the NY Times story:  “Mr. Banks, of the Legal Aid Society, said in an interview that the new system was ‘an extremely important step forward nationally’ to set up courts where people accused of prostitution and prostitution-related offenses can be connected to programs that offer what he called “a pathway to change.”

Do you think the province of BC or other jurisdictions within Canada should pursue a similar path?  What are your thoughts?

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