Sex Trade Offender Program (STOP)Building safe and caring communities through support and education
The Sex Trade Offender Program (STOP) is a post-court diversion program for first time offending sex buyers. Participants agree to spend a full day hearing directly about how sex trade survivors, families, neighborhoods, businesses, and communities are harmed by their actions.
Topics covered will include; Vice Laws and Street Facts, Pimps & Predators, Health Risks & Facts, Voluntary STI testing, Healthy Sexual Behaviors & Addictions, Impact of Buying Sex: Self, Family, Neighborhood, Community, Impact of Sexual Exploitation on: Victim, Survivor and Family/Parents.
Participants to the program must NOT have a history of violence and/or child exploitation and strict adherence to guidelines for participation are enforced.
A fee of $750 must be paid to take part in the program as an alternative to a court-imposed fine for the charge. This fee will be used to support programming for victims of sexual violence and exploitation in the Northwest Region. Participation for the entire day is mandatory for successful completion.
If you have NOT been arrested, but think this program could help you, please contact Pace. You may be eligible to attend with a reduced fee. 780-539-6692.
What is an Adult Alternative Measures Program? What does this mean for me?
Will I have a criminal record if I go to the Sex Trade Offender Program?
How much does the program cost?
Do I have to attend my Court date after I have completed the Sex Trade Offender Program?
Can I go to the Sex Trade Offender Program even if I have not been arrested, but I know I have a problem cruising the internet or street looking for women?
Crime Prevention – Report-A-John: Help Keep Our Community Safe
Assist us in the tracking of john activity, the activity of sex trade worker’s clients, in your community. Street prostitution and related activities harm children, adults, families, communities and the city.
To report a “john”, complete this form and click submit. Please provide as much detail as possible including:
- Location, date & time
- Vehicle information
- A description of the offender
- A description of the “john” activity
This information will be used to understand where and how much sex trade worker activity is occurring in Grande Prairie neighbourhoods.
“John” activity can be described as:
- Anyone who propositions someone or pays for sexual services
- Repeated drives by a location for a sexual purpose
- Slowing down to observe or proposition a person
- Dropping off a known sex trade worker
- Parking and watching sex trade workers
Sexual Abuse and Addiction
Sex is uncontrollable energy
Sex is an obligation
Sex is addictive
Sex is hurtful
Sex is a condition for love
Or void of love
Sex is “doing to” someone
Sex is void of communication
Sex is secretive
Sex is exploitative
Sex is deceitful
Sex benefits one person
Sex is emotionally distant
Sex is irresponsible
Sex is unsafe
Sex has no limits
Sex is power over someone
Sex requires a double life
Sex compromises your values
Sex feels shameful
Sex is controllable energy
Sex is a choice
Sex is a natural drive
Sex is natural, healing
Sex is an expression of love
Sex is sharing with someone
Sex is part of who I am
Sex requires communication
Sex is private
Sex is respectful
Sex is honest
Sex is mutual
Sex is intimate
Sex is responsible
Sex is safe
Sex has boundaries
Sex is empowering
Sex enhances who you really are
Sex reflects your values
Sex enhances self-esteem
The Grande Prairie STOP is modeled on the successful and longstanding Edmonton STOP created and implemented by The Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation (CEASE). The Grande Prairie STOP is possible thanks to the ongoing support and mentoring of CEASE.
The Grande Prairie STOP is an ongoing community partnership made possible by the contributions of Grande Prairie RCMP, the Office of the Crown Prosecutor, Probation, Sunrise House Youth Emergency Shelter, Burden Bearers Counselling Services, ACT Medical, and Pace.