Prostitute vs Victim
The word prostitute implies a willing participant when in fact most underaged girls and boys selling sex for money have been recruited, groomed, forced or coerced into the lifestyle. We must recognize them as trafficking victims.
Improper Legal Training
Many law enforcement officers are unfamiliar or undereducated about the epidemic of human trafficking that is taking place within the United States. It is essential that our police force learn the steps to recognize, combat, investigate, and prosecute trafficking while enabling the victims of trafficking to receive the services that enable them to lead fulfilling lives again.