U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Report about SAGE

Here are links to a DOJ report about SAGE:

Read a summary of the evaluation
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http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/redirects/redirect04-28-2008.htm>
Read the full report (245 pages)
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http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/redirects/redirect04-28-2008-2.htm>

Is this the audit on SAGE that people on this board were writing about a while back?

3 Responses

  1. http://www.xxbn.net

    Samantha Majic did her dissertation research with the St. James Infirmary (the San Francisco sex worker-run clinic) and the California Prevention and Education Project (CAL-PEP) in Oakland. Through her research, she became quite familiar with the SAGE Johns School (FOPP). She comment on the recent
    study of FOPP.

    Samantha Majic Politics Progressive
    Mature 5/2/2008
    9:00 PM
    60 Minutes

  2. Actually, this report is quite favorable to SAGE. Folks who listened to the Norma Hotaling interview on KPFA (the one where she indirectly referred to Robyn Few, Lisa Rolig, and Maxine Doogan as “pimps and traffickers”) will recognize Michael Shively, the author of the report.

    I haven’t read through the report, but based on the interview, but one thing I did notice from his interview is that his claim that the San Francisco crackdown on street prostitution was not simply moving the activity elsewhere was misplaced. He claimed that because there was no spike in activity in places like Oakland and other Bay Area cities while SF was cracking down or significant record of the men who had been in the SAGE program reoffending elsewhere, this meant customers were deterred.

    What he fails to consider is the role indoor prostitution is playing in all of this. Prostitution in the Bay Area (and, to the best of my knowledge, all of North America) is taking a massive turn toward indoor prostitution and at this point indoor prostitutes massively outnumber street prostitutes. These days, instead of cruising the Tenderloin or International Blvd, a potential customer will simply cruise Craigslist and/or Redbook. And as for punters who have been busted soliciting on the street, I’m sure they figure out real fast that if they want to buy sex, finding it over the internet is a hell of a lot safer for them then looking for it on the street.

  3. When I click onto the links I posted to the report from this board, they don’t work and here is the automated message that comes up:
    “Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn’t here.”
    Does anybody know why this is happening? Those links are correct because I clicked onto them prior to posting them on this board.
    Also, in response to Iamcuriousblue, I expect the report to be favorable toward SAGE because it is by the DOJ, which tends to be on the prostitution prohibitionist side.

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