Decriminalizing Sex Work in Washington, D.C.

We are offering a $100,000 grant to a qualifying local D.C. organization to run a decrim initiative in 2022.


For future reference:

Last updated: 2020-02-15

At least 921* prostitution-related arrests D.C. residents could have been prevented so far in 2021, had D.C. had the opportunity to vote to decriminalize prostitution in November 2020.

*This is based on a conservative estimate using annual arrest averages from 2017 through 2019. There were 231 prostitution-related arrests in Washington, D.C., in 2017; 554 in 2018; and more than 800 in 2019. Data for 2020 is not yet available.

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