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What is Pennsylvania Act 105?

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PAATH, which stands for Pennsylvania Alliance Against the Trafficking of Humans, is a group of organizations dedicated to fighting domestic sex trafficking. After the passage of Act 105, which updated existing trafficking laws to better protect victims of trafficking, to prosecute sex buyers and exploiters, and to prevent trafficking from happening in the first place, PAATH is making sure the law is followed.

This website publicizes the changes made by Pennsylvania’s Act 105 and seeks to draw attention to how our perception of prostitution influences the treatment of women and men victimized by sex trafficking.



Lynn Carson – Director, Children’s Resources Center, Child Advocacy Center (Harrisburg)

Shea Rhodes – Director, CSE Institute at Villanova Law

Meredith Rapkin – Executive Director, Justice at Work

Matthew Lamberti – Staff Attorney, Justice at Work

Abbie Newman – Executive Director, Mission Kids, Child Advocacy Center (Montco)

Kristina Taylor-Porter – Director, Mount Nittany Health Children’s Advocacy Center of Centre County

Anne Cornick – Deputy General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, Governor Wolf

Susan Higginbotham, Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Karen Galbraith – Training Projects Coordinator, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape

Joyce Lukima – Chief Operating Officer, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape

Karen Baker – Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape

Alison Gray – Executive Director, Pennsylvania Chapter of CACs and MDIT

Tom Gross – Executive Director, Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association

Natalie Novotny-Goles – Special Projects Coordinator, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency

Richard Long – Executive Director, Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association

Marcus Brown – Director, Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of Homeland Security

Leslie Richards – Secretary of Transportation of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Emma Lowe – Special Assistant to the Secretary of Transportation, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Kurt Myers – Deputy Secretary for Driver and Vehicle Services, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Lt. Harold Rinker, Jr. – Commander, Special Investigations Division, Pennsylvania State Police

Alison Hall – Executive Director, Pittsburgh Action Against Rape

Arielle Curry – Director of Anti-Trafficking, The Salvation Army, New Day to Stop Trafficking Program

Heather Evans – Co-founder/ Survivor Services Specialist, The Valley Against Sex Trafficking

Susan Mathias – Chief Executive Officer, Transitions of PA

Rhonda Hendrickson – Vice President of Programs, Division of Residential and Violence Intervention & Prevention Services, YWCA of Greater Harrisburg

Jessica Castle – Community Education Director, YWCA of York County

Michelle Cooper – Human Trafficking Advocate, YWCA of York County

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