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Maryland Carey Law’s New Appellate Immigration Clinic Takes Shape

2024-01-17T08:49:53-05:00January 12th, 2024|

The Daily Record

"In the spring 2023 semester, students in the clinic filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit on behalf of the Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center, arguing that the court should reconsider a “crime of moral turpitude” deportation ground."

There used to be tens of thousands of prostitution arrests annually in NYC. Now? About 100.

2023-01-04T19:18:54-05:00December 27th, 2023|


“'People need to take sex workers seriously and understand adult consensual sex work is not a sex crime,” [Zola] Bruce [of the Sex Workers Project] said. “We need to stop this criminalization of sex and sexuality in general and change the trajectory around that so that people can see sex work as a job.”

The Gilgo Beach Suspect May Have Hunted Them. Now They’re Key Witnesses.

2023-10-02T14:07:43-04:00October 1st, 2023|

New York Times

In 2011, the Manhattan-based Sex Workers Project was approached by Suffolk police officials hoping to get escorts to come forward with information, said Crystal DeBoise, the project’s co-director at the time. ​​The group was eager to help solve the case, one that had deeply upset the local “sex work community,” she said.

Police Arrest Suspect in Dallas, Texas, Murders; Man is Latest Alleged U.S. Serial Killer

2023-07-24T14:37:01-04:00July 19th, 2023|

USA Today

"The Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center surveyed a small sample of street sex workers in New York City and found that 80% reported experiencing violence or threats of violence while working."

From Jack the Ripper to ‘Gilgo Beach’ cold case, violence against sex workers is common

2023-07-17T12:22:22-04:00July 15th, 2023|

USA Today

"In New York, an analysis from the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center found that 80% of a small group of street sex workers who responded to a survey reported experiencing violence or threats of violence while working."

Petition: Stop Bill S-224 : Stop Harmful Amendments to the Human Trafficking Offense

2023-06-28T13:45:48-04:00June 16th, 2023|

Sex Work Law Reform

"[The UJC Sex Workers Project] urges the government to reject Bill S-224 and adopt a human rights-based approach to the violence and exploitation faced by the communities that centres labour rights, migrant rights, and sex workers’ rights."