Over three years ago, the JuST Response Council began to discuss an emerging issue that was challenging the field: sex trafficking victim-offender intersectionality (hereafter ST-VOI) – the phenomenon of sex trafficking victims facing sex trafficking charges. The response to this issue has varied greatly among jurisdictions, influencing how and when sex trafficking survivors are treated as victims of a crime and when they are treated as equal offenders alongside their exploiter without recognition of their own victimization.
What does it take to have effective anti-human trafficking efforts in your community? The answer is both simple and difficult.
Dr. Celia Williamson, Professor of Social Work at the University of Toledo, and Director of the Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute, has a weekly Podcast titled Emancipation Nation.
Listen to the answer on this Podcast
Here is the second video in the series: