Together Freedom

Legislative Proposals

1. PENALTIES FOR PERPETRATORS

  • MONITORED HOUSE ARREST:

    1. This would hit perpetrators in the pocketbook, causing them to be monitored by probation on house arrest with an ankle bracelet for a significant amount of time.
    2. This restricts movement which prevents repeated offenses.
    3. This would also allow the perpetrators to continue working in order to pay for the probation services, restitution to the victim(s), and go to mandatory counseling.
      They would also still be able to provide for their own family, so the victimization of family members is minimized.
  • COMMUNITY SERVICE:

    • Assign perpetrators community service, which helps with city beautification.
  • PUBLIC HUMILIATION:

    1. Publish all Johns’ pictures and the charges against them on social media and billboards
    2. Publish the pimps photos and charges
    3. Publish the hotel where they were arrested

2. PROGRAMS FOR VICTIMS

  • Victims should be placed in a secured care facility far outside the area where they were “walking the track.”
    • PSYCH HOSPITALS: Use psych hospitals for minor protection short term shelter.
      Create a contract between county and mental hospitals which are already designed for security and high-risk minors. They can provide care and safety for 7-14 days providing:
      • Protection
      • Safety
      • Psychological assessment
      • Medical aid
      • Law enforcement investigation
      • Forensic interviews
      • Using hospitals would reduce likelihood of victim returning to the game
      • Reduce potential for pimp to harass

3. SEIZURE OF VEHICLES AND ASSETS

  • SEIZURE OF VEHICLES:
    1. A city ordinance could state that if you are caught in your car with a minor committing an act of prostitution, then the car would be seized and impounded for 30 days.
    2. All fees associated with towing and impound would be the responsibility of the perpetrator.
    3. If the vehicle, such as a commercial truck, is owned by another entity or company, then the impounded vehicle would be released to the owner of the company within 24 hours, or upon demand, with towing charges applied. The hope is that companies would create a company-wide policy regarding this matter.
  • SEIZURE OF HOME: If a home is found to be used by the owner or resident for organized prostitution, the home could be seized.
  • SEIZURE OF ASSETS: Under section AB70 seizures of assets, cars, money, homes from the slaveholder are possible. This is very difficult because some hide their assets, and some do not have assets.