The Criminalization of Sex Trafficking Victims: Expanding the Protection of Victims in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Written by Shir Gilad

Shir Gilad is a first-generation American and undergraduate student at George Washington University, majoring in criminal justice and minoring in law and society. She received an Associate of Arts degree from Broward College in Economics during high school. She is passionate about civil rights enforcement and prosecuting criminal civil rights violations like human trafficking. She wrote this article with hopes that the Virginia legislature will consider expanding protection rights and the non-criminalization of human trafficking victims.

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