Safe Reporting Assaults Suffered By Sex Workers Introduced in Colorado
The bill passed the full House on Monday with unanimous votes, and is now headed to the state Senate, thanks in part to Red Light Resources International. Sex workers often do not report violent crimes for fear of being arrested and jailed themselves: just one of many reasons that criminalization makes marginalized people less safe. While this bill may lead to more sex workers feeling safer reporting crimes, some remain skeptical of these Safe Harbor laws: it’s going to take more than this for those working in informal economies to trust the police.
Excerpted From: A Song of Freedom – with Yeonhoo Cho and Esther Kao / Old Pro News
Learn More: Colorado Bill HB22-1288
Background: “Brutalized with Little Resource”: Colorado Lawmakers take first step to protect sex workers / Denver Post