This Action Plan is based on the Equality Model, this is what we support and work to see implemented. The actions fall into six categories:

Decriminalize

those who are experiencing commercial sexual exploitation

Prioritize

and coordinate these laws across the Kansas City metro

Strengthen Laws

on demand and develop assurances that those laws will be implemented

Create

a holistic approach that is scalable

High Quality Services

for those who are experiencing commercial sexual exploitation

Address

all factors that drive people into prostitution

The Equality Model

decriminalizes victims of commercial sexual exploitation and supports providing services to survivors, while criminalizing buyers and traffickers to the fullest extent. This is an evidence-based solution for significantly reducing commercial sexual exploitation.

Kansas Senate Bill 59

Kansas Senate Bill 59 modifies the crimes of selling sexual relations, promoting the sale of sexual relations and buying sexual relations by changing terminology from "sexual relations" to "a sex act."

We believe that commercial sexual exploitation is not "relational", which implies equality and mutuality.

It is a transaction and an abuse of power and control. 

If you are a resident of Kansas, we ask that you contact your senator and encourage them to bring SB 59 to attention.

An email template is provided, along with a list of contact information for Kansas Senators by district.

Thank you.