Cities Ending Exploitation

Demand Abolition’s CEASE Network (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation) was a collaboration of pioneering cities committed to ending exploitation caused by prostitution and sex trafficking by stopping the demand for paid sex.

No buyers, no business.

CEASE Network’s holistic approach involved people from multiple sectors of the local community, including survivor leaders, law enforcement professionals, policymakers, and others. While Demand Abolition’s funding and direct oversight ended in March 2018, CEASE cities continue to collaborate informally and implement measures to combat demand for paid sex.

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How Do We Reduce Demand?

Hold Buyers Accountable

Deter Potential Buyers

Engage Allies and Public Institutions

Successes

More Than 8,000 Sex Buyers Arrested in Growing Movement to End Demand

More Than 8,000 Sex Buyers Arrested in Growing Movement to End Demand

Posted by on March 21, 2018 in CEASE Network, Success Stories

After 15 stings, more than 100 jurisdictions have participated in the National John Suppression Initiative, leading to the arrests of 8,280 sex buyers.

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How to Scare a Predator

How to Scare a Predator

Posted by on February 12, 2018 in CEASE Network, Media Coverage, Success Stories

Shane Downing writes about sex buyer deterrence and accountability for The Chronicle of Social Change.

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California Law Enforcement Empowered to Impound Sex Buyers’ Cars

California Law Enforcement Empowered to Impound Sex Buyers’ Cars

Posted by on January 30, 2018 in Policy, Success Stories

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a bill that will deter sex buyers by allowing law enforcement officers to impound their cars.

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