SEX TRADE OFFENDER PROGRAM (STOP)

Building Safe & Caring Communities Through Support & 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.
Sex Trade Offender Program

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.

You will not have a criminal record. Once you complete the program the charge will be withdrawn.

No, because it is an approved Adult Alternative Measures Program. However, when you apply for a Security Clearance, it will state for 1 year that you have had “criminal involvement but dealt with by way of Alternative Measures.” It is your responsibility to explain this to whoever is requesting the security clearance.

$750. A money-order payable to Pace is preferred. We cannot accept a cheque. However, we do accept debit or credit card payment. A processing fee will apply to digital transactions. A cash payment must be discussed with the Program Coordinator first. Call 780-539-6692.

It’s a good precaution to either attend or have someone attend to you so that you are confident that your charge is withdrawn. There is always the potential for a slip-up in a big system.

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

 

Stop Program
  • 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.
Pace Stop Program

Healthy Sex

  • 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

Sexual Abuse & 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
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