Safe Harbor Protocol Development and Training - Minnesota Department of Health

Safe Harbor
Protocol Development and Training

Under Safe Harbor, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office (RCAO) is leading statewide efforts to develop a model multidisciplinary protocol for identifying and intervening with trafficked youth. The RCAO has partnered with the Sexual Violence Justice Institute at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) to convene more than ten workgroups from a variety of disciplines, as well as obtain input from survivors, youth, judges, and culturally-specific populations. The resulting model, expected to be ready in fall 2015, will consist of tools, checklists, and other resources to help individual communities develop their own protocol.

Training & Conferences

In addition to protocol development, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office is also leading the statewide training of law enforcement personnel and county attorneys on Safe Harbor and best practices for identifying and intervening with youth and traffickers. Other system professionals, from child protection workers to doctors and nurses, are being trained by a variety of other agencies as well. All of these disciplines are coming together in a series of multidisciplinary conferences, to be held throughout the state. Please see Upcoming Events for a partial list of training activities and conferences in support of Safe Harbor.

For more information

Primary Contact: Paula Schaefer, Safe Harbor Training Coordinator, or paula.schaefer@state.mn.us or 651-201-4096

For more information on Protocol development, contact Sarah Florman, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) at sflorman@mncasa.org.

For more information on trainings and conferences, contact Dave Pinto, Assistant Ramsey County Attorney at david.pinto@co.ramsey.mn.us.

For more information on Safe Harbor, contact Caroline Palmer, Safe Harbor Director, at Caroline.Palmer@state.mn.us or 651-201-5492.

If you or someone you know is being sexual exploited or trafficked, please contact your Regional Navigator or contact the Day One Hotline at 1-866-223-1111to learn more about services available in your community.

Updated Tuesday, 05-Feb-2019 15:15:59 CST