This website is a comprehensive online resource for people interested in preventing sex trafficking and prostitution. Here you’ll find information on initiatives in more than 2,585 cities and counties within the U.S. aimed at deterring or apprehending men who buy sex. The site also includes details about tactics useful for starting, improving, and sustaining practices designed to combat demand.


This website was originally developed under grant #2008-IJ-CX-0010 to Abt Associates from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), U.S. Department of Justice. In January 2020 the website transferred to the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE).  In January, 2021, work began on a new grant from NIJ (#2020-75-CX-0011) to update and expand the content presented on Demand Forum. Neither NCOSE, Abt Associates, or NIJ are responsible for the content of this website. Findings, interpretations, and conclusions of the research presented in Demand Forum are those of the website’s manager, and do not necessarily represent those of NIJ, Abt Associates, or NCOSE.