Off the Streets

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Cincinnati Union Bethel's Off The Streets program has been helping women involved in prostitution and sex trafficking for a decade. 

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Last April, 42 people were arrested in a three-week blitz against prostitution along the McMicken Avenue corridor. Sex trafficking continues to be a problem in the city, with the West McMicken, Price Hill and Walnut Hills areas experiencing the most prostitution activity. 

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When it comes to reducing prostitution in the any area, it’'s important to go beyond legislation and law enforcement; programs such as Cincinnati Union Bethel’'s “Off the Streets,” that reach out directly to sex workers, can make a dramatic difference. “Off the Streets” offers education, housing, drug treatment and mental health services to women involved in prostitution to help them escape that life.