Community safety and alternatives to incarceration

The City ends its practice of incarcerating Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) People of Color, particolarly youth and trans women & femmes. In place of this practice, the City will create a diversion program that provides services to trans people living on the margins, who by necessity are often forced to participate in underground economies. Further:

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  • The City deprioritize arrests for solicitation and other related offenses;
  • The City expand access to Crime Victims Compensation Programs (CVCP) so that victims of a crime who engage in sex work can comfortably report the crime and seek legal remedy without facing charges related to their means of employment;
  • The City folly decriminalize sex work by the year 2019.
  • The City expand access to Crime Victims Compensation Programs (CVCP) so that victims who are TGNC have access to individual temporary housing.
  • Diversion program to not involve MPD management or input and further:
    • Will seek input from TGNC Community members via Survey conducted by city, A TGNC Task Force, and the Sex Workers Advocacy Coalition.