Policy Approaches to Exploitation
The Nordic model. The Decriminalization model. Aren't they the same? Moderator Rebekah Covington facilitates this session, where Melanie Thompson will be speaking about the Nordic Model or Equity. King County, and many places around the Nation, currently follow this model, which decriminalizes all those who are prostituted, provides support services to help them exit, and makes buying people for sex a criminal offense, in order to reduce the demand that drives sex trafficking. Melanie will discuss the successes of this model and what a world without exploitation can look like for all when off-ramps are provided.