“I think we’ve made a difference,” is the statement quoted from T.K. Singleton, Community Initiatives Coordinator, in a Daily New Article published on June 8, 2010. The article discussed our initiative with Community Board 7 and the 52nd Precinct to address quality of life issues -with prostituion being one of the more pressing concerns.
In partnership with local police, the District Attorney's Office, defense attorneys and Judges, BCS offers women arrested for prostitution related charges the option of participating in relevant social service programs that are designed to address the underlying causes that lead women to be prostitution, including screening all clients for domestic and sexual victimization.
This approach to solving quality of life crimes holistically simultaneously improves communities and the lives of individuals.