Baltimore Diversion Program Aims To Keep Prostitutes Off The Street
Sheilah Kast,Corey Shdaimah, Sue ...
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PublisherBaltimore, MD : WYPR (National Public Radio)
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DescriptionIn 2006, a group of residents in Baltimore’s Curtis Bay neighborhood had a problem: prostitutes stood on street corners waiting for Johns; they’d be picked up for prostitution by the police, only to return to the same streets. A task force was formed. What grew out of it was a program rooted in an approach called “problem-solving justice”. Instead of moving those facing prostitution charges through the criminal justice system, it gives them access to services that might keep them out of it and off the streets. It's called the Specialized Pre-Trial Diversion program. It began in 2009, within the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, and can now serve about 80 people at any given time. (Description from the WYPR website)
CitationShdaimah, Dr. Corey, & Diehl, Sue (July 21, 2014). Interview by Sheilah Kast [Audio recording]. "Maryland Morning". WYPR (Baltimore), National Public Radio.
KeywordSpecialized Pre-Trial Diversion Program
Specialized Prostitution Diversion Program (SPD)
Prostitutes--Legal status, laws, etc.--Maryland