Community Service

Arrested johns can be ordered to perform community service as a condition of a diversion procedure or a sentence. Service might include such activities as cleaning streets where prostitution is known to occur. For most johns, community service obligations range from four to 50 hours and are coupled with other sanctions such as fines, fees, shaming, probation, and/or john schools.  We have identified community service practices applied to sex buyers in over 65 U.S. cities and counties.

To learn more about this intervention, access the resources provided below, or use our map to see where this practice is in use.

Overview of Community Service for Arrested Sex Buyers in the U.S.

Study Finds 10 Percent of Sex Buyers Sentenced to Community Service in Denver

Municipal Ordinance on Prostitution Authorizing Community Service as Punishment

News Reports Referring to Community Service for Sex Buyers

 


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