Across the country, there is heated debate and discussion about criminal justice reform. Many people are educating themselves on the topic, often for the first time. Among the proposals being considered is full decriminalization of the sex trade. Proponents of full decriminalization support not only decriminalizing prostituted persons, but also pimps, brothel owners and sex buyers.
Many survivors of the sex trade disagree with this approach. They support decriminalizing those sold in the sex trade, but maintain that those who exploit others should still be held accountable for the devastating harm they cause.