Sex Trafficking and Exploitation in Minnesota: What it is and What’s Working to Help Victims
Minnesota's Safe Harbor program began in 2011 to provide legal protection and services for sexually trafficked or exploited youth. The initiative provides services to youth and young adults through age 24 who have been sexually exploited and trafficked. Safe Harbor funds agencies and grantees to provide services, provide housing and shelter, deliver training, and conduct outreach and evaluation.
Host Paul Mattessich talks with Laura Sutherland, Safe Harbor regional navigator for Southeastern Minnesota, and Laura Schauben, research scientist at Wilder Research, about sex trafficking and sexual exploitation in Minnesota, the statewide effort to identify and support victims, and what you need to know that could help save a life.