SWOP-Seattle Resource Guide

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Know Your Rights Manual for  the Sex Worker Community: Criminal Law
Miranda Rights, what to do when confronted with law enforcement, consent to search, gender/racial profiling, and other extremely important information. This document recently came our way via contacts at the Sex Workers Project Urban Justice Center and The National Lawyers Guild Bay Area Chapter. While we have not personally verified the accuracy of this information, we know it has been directly worked on by SWOP members in the Bay Area who are working with the NLG.

How to Handle Contact with Law Enforcement
So, things went wrong and police were called. Unfortunately, that happens and it isn’t fun for anyone. Here is a handy guide for best practices if you find yourself in any of the following situations.

18 Things Every Sex Worker Should Know
This is Mistress Matisse’s May 18th Stranger column…there’s a lot that’s valuable here for both the new and seasoned escort.

ACLU
The ACLU is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

ProCon
Prostitution ProCon.org presents facts, studies, international comparisons, and pro and con statements on questions related to legalizing prostitution.

Sex Worker Legal Aid
LegalEagle(at)sexworkerlegalaid.com

Phone : 310-567-3091

A professional organization who’s volunteer members offer legal advice for sex workers, erotic massage therapists, erotic dancers and others employed in the sex industry. (LA Based.)

Portland

Outside In Legal Clinic

503-535-3800 ext. 0

Every Tuesday 1:30pm – 3pm, call for 30-minute appointment.