Reducing Demand for the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Minors in Your Community

Event Date: 
May 30, 2017 - 01:30pm to 03:00pm EDT

Discussed why reducing demand should be a centerpiece of any community's response to commercial sexual exploitation. The presenter discussed a unique coalition of prosecutors, service providers, advocacy organizations, and law enforcement in Seattle dedicated to ending commercial sexual exploitation by reducing sex buying. Participants learned some of the innovative tactics to reduce sex buying including high-volume online deterrence, social media, community education, business engagement, media engagement, high school education, traditional law enforcement stings, and a 10-week class for individuals convicted of soliciting sex.