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Decrim NY is a new coalition made up of more than 20 current and former sex workers, allies, and organizational partners seeking to decriminalize, decarcerate, and destigmatize the sex trades in New York City and State.

Steering Committee


Steering committee bios

Association of Legal Aid Attorneys LGBT Caucus


Make the Road New York

New York City Anti-Violence Project

Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center




Cecilia Gentili, formerly of GMHC, in personal capacity

Jessica Raven, formerly of DecrimNow DC, in personal capacity

Shaena Castro, of AmidaCare, in personal capacity

Work Group Chairs

If you are interested in collaborating with us or have questions about the work we are doing, please get in touch with the relevant work group chairs, below.

Policy Work Group:

Cecilia Gentili, Principal at Trans Equity Consulting

Audacia Ray, Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy at the Anti-Violence Project

Communications and Public Education Work Group:

Nina Luo, Community Organizer at VOCAL-NY

Jessica Raven


Basebuilding Work Group

Mateo Guerrero-Tabares, TGNCIQ Justice Lead Organizer at Make the Road New York

Bianey Garcia, Trans Immigrant Project (TRIP) Organizing at Make the Road New York

Fundraising Work Group

RJ Thompson, Managing Director at the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center 

Updated February 2019

Organizational Members


Partner Organizations

Partner organizations endorse our policies and support public events and education.

As of February 2019, Decrim NY's partner organizations include:

Immigrant Defense Project

Neighborhood Defender Service

New York Immigration Coalition

Individual Members

People who are unaffiliated with a formal organization (or are part of a group with fewer than three members) and identify as having experiences in the sex industry or have demonstrated allyship or connection to the community are invited to participate as individual members. Individual members contribute actively to work groups. The coalition is committed to ensuring access to individual community members - please share with the steering committee ways we can make participation accessible to you!

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