Senate Bill 13 seeks to resolve dated requirements by amending the state’s trafficking definition to include 16 and 17-year-olds as persons excluded from having to prove compulsion or exploitation by a person in a position of trust to qualify as a victim of sex trafficking.
Shared Hope strongly opposes the “Community Safety and Health Amendment Act” because, despite what its name purports, this bill fails to protect the safety and health of D.C. children and youth, who are an essential part of our community.
Revises provisions relating to the prohibitions against facilitating sex trafficking and pandering.
Establishing an exemption from criminal penalties for child sex trafficking victims.
Child Sex Trafficking Screening and Services Act of 2019