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“Blowin’ Up” Court Run By Women

JUDGE TOKO SERITA AND THE QUEENS HUMAN TRAFFICKING INTERVENTION COURT ARE FEATURED IN THE ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY “BLOWIN’ UP,” WHICH IS NOW PLAYING AT MANHATTAN’S QUAD CINEMA. PHOTO VIA ONCE IN A BLUE FILMS.


A previous version of this article stated that Judge Toko Serita started Queens Human Trafficking Court. The court was actually started by the Hon. Fernando Camacho in 2004 and later expanded by Judge Serita.
  • Sex workers who come before this all-female court in New York City are being treated differently from workers in other parts of the US.

The Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Court offers an intervention programme that clears the defendant of her charges. It’s the subject of a new documentary called Blowin’ Up.

 

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“Blowin’ Up” Court Run By Women
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