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With Special Courts, State Aims to Steer Women Away From Sex Trade

The New York Times

September 25, 2013

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced the creation of 11 new Human Trafficking Intervention Courts in New York State, which will treat individuals charged with prostitution as victims of sex trafficking rather than as criminals, and direct punitive measures toward the pimps and johns who perpetrate this crime. Sanctuary, a key advisor in the development of these courts, is mentioned in the article. 

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A Bold Plan to Aid Sex-Trafficking Victims

The New York Times Editorial Board

September 25, 2013

Sanctuary is featured in this New York Times Editorial endorsing Chief Judge Lippman's plan to create 11 Human Trafficking Intervention Courts in New York State.

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September 11th: Running a Marathon for Sanctuary

Huffington Post

September 11, 2013

Singer/songwriter and longtime Sanctuary supporter Ruth Gerson is raising money and training as a member of Sanctuary's ING NYC Marathon team. In her Huffington Post blog post, Gerson shares her inspiration for getting involved with the marathon.

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Letter to the Editor: Bias Towards Abuse Victims

The New York Times

August 22, 2013

Sanctuary's Executive Director Laurel Eisner responds to the recent New York Times article "Victims' Dilemma: 911 Calls Can Bring Eviction," which highlighted the dangerous implications of "crime-free housing" ordinances for victims of domestic violence. Eisner calls for passage of Governor Cuomo's Women's Equality Agenda, which would include provisions to protect domestic violence victims from housing discrimination.

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A Way Out for Trafficking Victims

New York Community Trust Newsletter

August 2013

The NYCT's $75,000 grant to Sanctuary will help staff focus efforts to reduce sex trafficking through advocacy and to move forth legislation to protect victims of all ages. Sanctuary anti-trafficking attorney Emily Amick discusses recent advocacy accomplishments and future goals.

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