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Alternative to Incarceration

GEMS’ Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) program is a part of GEMS legal advocacy efforts to provide defender-based alternative sentencing services and support for young women ages 16–21 who are survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and are involved in the criminal court system within the boroughs of New York City on matters related to prostitution and correlating arrests. The goal of the ATI program is to ensure that all young women arrested for prostitution-related crimes are  afforded the opportunity to connect with support services within the community to assist in exiting and recovery.