The REGIONAL NAVIGATOR'S Role
To create a system of coordinated care and assist with protocol development,
provide training and technical assistance, assessments, case management, and direct services.
For more information, brochures, or outreach cards, please contact
Southwest Regional Navigator Allan Bakke.
Counties Served in the SOUTHWEST Region:
New Resource Additions
Voices of Safe Harbor:
Survivor & Youth Input for Minnesota’s Model Protocol on Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Youth
This document is a distilled version of research findings, divided into eight thematic sections. Each chapter explores a main turning point of conversation that recurred throughout surveys and focus groups.
Reports & Studies
"In July 2014, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), with additional financial support from the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, contracted with Wilder Research to evaluate the implementation of the Safe Harbor Law and No Wrong Door model in adherence to Minnesota Statute 145.4718. This report summarizes the evaluation of the first year of the implementation and is the first of the biennial reports required."
Minnesota Department of Health
"For the first time, Minnesota youth who engage in prostitution are viewed as victims and survivors, not criminals. They will be treated with dignity and respect, and directed to supportive services, and shelter and housing that meet their needs and recognize their right to make their own choices.
Sexual exploitation of youth in Minnesota is commonly overlooked, misidentified as something else and undocumented."