Presentation on theme: "P.O.P. initiative delivered during 2002 Enforcement based strategies Significant reduction in problem Communities Against Drugs funding OPERATION KERB."— Presentation transcript:
P.O.P. initiative delivered during 2002 Enforcement based strategies Significant reduction in problem Communities Against Drugs funding OPERATION KERB RECOGNISING THE THREAT “THE OLDEST PROFESSION ”
DON’T DROP THE P.O.P. Universal Issues Cause versus Burden Tolerance versus Zero-Tolerance Outdated Legislation Drug Dependency & Criminality Policing & Political Agenda PRE-EMPTIVE P.O.P. APPROACH
SCANNING – LIVE ISSUES Fear of crime & Public concern Visibly active street sex workers & kerb crawlers Geographic Location –Residential –Main arterial routes Problematic Behaviour & Associated Crime Drugs Paraphernalia & Spent condoms Health & Welfare Issues Child Prostitution & Coercion
ANALYSIS Sleuth Data Warehouse Complaints –Geographic Location –Time of Day/Day of week –Nature & extent of complaint –Fears & Concerns Consultation –Communities –Partners –Media Street Survey Internet “Preston Punters”
EXPERIENCIAL ANALYSIS SEX WORKERS KERB CRAWLERS PUBLIC SAFETY AND REASSURANCE PLANNING TO MAXIMISE OUTCOMES
PROJECT OBJECTIVES Improve public satisfaction – reduce fear Reduce levels of street prostitution Eliminate prostitution from residential areas Reduce levels of kerb crawlers Educate kerb crawlers Educate prostitutes about drug misuse and safe sex practices Increase safety of prostitutes Provide Health screening for prostitutes Prevent ‘pimping’ and child prostitution Continually review and tailor responses
OPERATIONAL OBJECTIVE To provide quality safety and healthcare services whilst maintaining public reassurance and personal safety To implement a tiered approach To maximise outcomes Define & address problematic behaviour
SUPPLY & DEMAND
RESPONSE KERB CRAWLERS “WE KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING” Wife or Partner Friends & Family Employer & Colleagues But how about?
RESPONSE STREET SEX WORKERS Defining & Prioritising Problematic Behaviour Criminal Activity Theft Assault Blackmail Drugs Offensive Behaviour Age Clothing Vulnerability Coercion Residential Area Inappropriate Gestures Demeanour Main Arterial Routes Proactive Soliciting Time of Day Venue for Sex Sensitive Locations Discarded Condoms
Does enforcement strategy focusing on problematic behaviour allow increased tolerance to non problematic sex work in a limited geographic area?
STREET SEX WORKERS
RESPONSE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Education & Awareness Informs Attitudes
S.A.R.A.A.R.A.A.R.A.A.R.A.. Revisiting Analysis Continual Assessment Refining Responses Ethical Condom Disposal Scheme Introduction of Control Groups –Reliable Complainants –Taking a step back (Sustainability Study)
Residential “Sex Work Area” Control Group Calls to Service