"The groups that are purporting to rescue . . . are causing my clients in the real world—not in the theoretical world, but the real world where I work—to have a felony," Robarge says. The criminal records tend to sink these women deeper into poverty and street life, she says, and the law makes distinctions that don't really exist. "So we had a 19-year-old jailed because she rented a motel room for a 17-year-old friend," Robarge says. The woman and the girl live together for safety, she says, but the law treated them completely different: "So one was arrested for trafficking," Robarge says. "The other was 'rescued.'"