Villanova University School of Law

Report on CSE in Pennsylvania

We are pleased to announce our latest publication, the “Report on Commercial Sexual Exploitation in Pennsylvania,” is available to download now. The Report provides an overview of recent impactful changes throughout Pennsylvania – from comprehensive law reform through Act 105 (2014), to the prosecution of sex traffickers in Federal Courts, to the bold initiatives and collaborations between service providers, that are changing the way we view and serve individuals who have been subjected to commercial sexual exploitation.

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The CSE Institute has already partnered with more than 50 governmental and non-governmental organizations throughout Pennsylvania and beyond, addressing commercial sexual exploitation through training and technical assistance, as well as legislative and policy reform. We engage in multi-disciplinary collaboration to identify and implement effective solutions to complex, real world problems - providing a uniquely challenging and inspiring educational environment for our law school externs.

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Our Mission

We educate and provide technical assistance to those who respond to commercial sexual exploitation in Pennsylvania, promoting victim-centered, multidisciplinary collaboration.

We equip policy-makers and the broader community with the knowledge they need to improve the Pennsylvania legal system’s response to commercial sexual exploitation, in order to support survivors and hold perpetrators accountable.

In keeping with Villanova University School of Law’s Catholic and Augustinian mission, we aim to create a community in which every human being is treated with dignity, compassion, and respect.