Sex work has likely been around as long as humans have existed. Thousands of women are caught up in human trafficking in the United States, and various organizations around the country try to help them escape from that life.
In Arizona police and activists are engaged in a controversial program which takes sex workers off the streets and into a church. Once at the church those who qualify for the program are given the option of a possible conviction and jail time or the diversion program ran by the church. The program is under fire from some because the women brought in by police aren't officially arrested and aren't given access to an attorney before making a decision whether to participate or not. Another complaint about the program is that it does little for the women who claim they are comfortable and even proud of being a sex worker. The program has a 35 percent success rate, according to its founder.