PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia treatment court has received praise for offering hope and healing to women seeking to turn around their lives after being charged with repeat prostitution offenses.
“I think it’s a tremendously helpful approach,” author and speaker Dawn Eden said. “When I heard the graduates give their stories, stories of healing and hope, I really felt the presence of God in the room.”
Eden gave the July 9 commencement speech to the women graduating from Project Dawn Court, an initiative run by the City of Philadelphia to help women with repeat prostitution offenses. The program is modeled on the highly successful Philadelphia Treatment Court, founded in 1997 to help...READ MORE