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City Fights Sex Trafficking

The Queens Times Ledger

July 25, 2014

Trafficking survivor and former Sanctuary client Kika Cerpa is highlighted in this coverage of the new Sanctuary-led pro bono project in the Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Court.

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New Court Program Seeks to Aid Sex Trafficking Victims

New York Law Journal

July 22, 2014

Queens is home to a disproportionate chunk of the city's sex trade, according to city officials at the press conference on July 17.  Partners in a Queens pro bono project are the New York City Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence and legal services nonprofit Sanctuary for Families, which helps human trafficking and domestic violence victims and their children.

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Sex Trafficking: The Internet Acts as Haven for Sex Traffickers

NY1

July 22, 2014

In this report, Lauren Hersh discusses the relationship between the internet and sex trafficking, including trafficking of minors.  She argues that trafficked women, sometimes underage, are required to advertise online.

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Sex Trafficking: Advocates, NYPD Warn That Thousands Are Being Exploited Across Five Boroughs

NY1

July 21, 2014

Some families might think their daughters would never become involved in sex trafficking, but the New York City Police and advocates, like Sanctuary's Lauren Hersh, are sending out at a warning that thousands are being exploited across the five borough.

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Roosevelt Avenue Is 'Epicenter' of NYC Sex Trafficking, Officials Say

DNAinfo New York

July 18, 2014

This covers the Queens Family Justice Center's pilot program helping immigrant victims of sex trafficking.  Several pro bono immigration attorneys will be available at the Queens center through the initiative unveiled Thursday, which is a collaboration between the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence, Sanctuary for Families and the Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Court.

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