Human Trafficking Court shut down, to be merged with other treatment courts in Delaware

Rarely would they refer to themselves as trafficking victims. "I'm a survivor, not a victim," Clorissa said recently. Historically, local enforcement efforts have penalized sex workers more than pimps or buyers. From January 2012 to April 2016, there were 419 arrests for prostitution and loitering for sex in Delaware. During that same period, there were 145 arrests for patronizing a prostitute and 27 arrests against pimps promoting prostitution. The first woman to complete the Human Trafficking Court program sewed her own dress and received a bouquet of flowers, McDonough remembered. It was the woman's first graduation ceremony ever.