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Victims of sex trafficking urge lawmakers to pass Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act

New York Daily News

May 13, 2014

The New York Daily News covers the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition's Lobby Day in Albany for the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act, including comments by Sanctuary's Director of Anti-Trafficking Policy and Advocacy Lauren Hersh and one of Sanctuary's clients.

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New Penalties Eyed for Sex Trafficking in New York State

The Wall Street Journal

May 12, 2014

The Wall Street Journal covers the current push to pass the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act in New York, quoting Sanctuary’s Director of Anti-Trafficking Policy and Advocacy Lauren Hersh on why the legislation is so critical in the fight to end sex trafficking.

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Domestic Violence Is Not Merely a Type of ‘Violence’

The Huffington Post

April 30, 2014

Sanctuary’s Executive Director Judy Kluger writes for the Huffington Post, praising the recent Supreme Court decision in United States v. Castleman, which bars any abuser from possessing a gun.

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Survivors of Sex Trafficking Learn Cooking and Nutrition Skills at Workshop

New York Daily News

May 12, 2014

The Daily News covers Sanctuary and the Lower Eastside Girls Club's innovative Nutrition Workshop for survivors of sex trafficking. The program teaches survivors basic nutrition and healthy cooking recipes and tips, all in a fun and therapeutic environment.

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Language Barrier Continues to Thwart Victims of Crimes

The New York Times

May 11, 2014

The New York Times investigates how non-English speaking victims of crimes, particularly victims of domestic violence, are too often failed by a police force incapable or unwilling to provide translation services. The article quotes Sanctuary's Legal Director Dorchen Leidholdt on this "critically urgent safety issue."

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