Yale Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP) has released two complementary analyses on prostitution “diversion” programs (PDPs) in the USA: Diversion from Justice: 'A Rights-Based Analysis of Local ‘Prostitution Diversion Programs’ and their Impacts on People in the Sex Sector in the United States'; and 'Un-Meetable Promises: Rhetoric and Reality in New York City’s Human Trafficking Intervention Courts'. One is national in scope and the other focused specifically on New York City programming.
The reports reveal that PDPs in the USA are radically varying, but share a common thread: across the board, PDPs operate contrary to their own claims of stopping the revolving door of criminalisation and victimisation of ostensibly “trafficked” or “exploited” people. You can download the two reports above, or on their website. The reports are available in English.