The Freedom Network (FN) released a response today to raise concerns about the National Johns Suppression Initiative.The two-month law enforcement led operation targeted individuals promoting or purchasing sexual services across the country, resulting in almost 1,000 arrests across 18 states. FN is concerned with the gaining popularity of such actions, as they increase safety concerns for victims and divert limited resources away from supporting survivors of all forms of human trafficking.
“Time should be spent investigating identified cases of trafficking and supporting victims trying to find support. The resources it takes to conduct these operations could be better spent, and it is victims of trafficking who are going to suffer from this misallocation.”
The full release can be read here. For more information about our position on end-demand anti-trafficking efforts, please read our policy paper here.