Santa Ana's 10-year war on prostitution

In Anaheim, the police department shifted the way they approach prostitution. Rather than arresting women, they began to target pimps, and send women to social services.”In 2010, Anaheim reported 76 prostitution-related arrests, the fewest of any year in the previous three decades.” Other police department’s have adopted “john schools.” Men who solicit prostitution have their charges dropped in exchange they must go to diversion classes. “A 2008 study found San Francisco’s program had reduced the rate of repeat offenses by 40 percent.”

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