San Francisco Enacts Historic Sex Worker Protections
by Carrie McFadden
Jan 12, 2018
Per a new policy finalized yesterday, sex workers who come forward to report violent crimes they either experienced or witnessed will no longer have to worry about being arrested themselves for sex work or petty drug offenses. The goal of this policy is to encourage sex workers and human trafficking victims to come forward without fear of retribution.

Activists are calling it the first such protection in the nation.

According to research, most sex workers in San Francisco do not report crimes after being victimized, fearing ending up in jail themselves.