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Tuesday — February 11, 2020

Plenary session:

A decade later: Safe Harbor’s evolution in ending sexual exploitation and abuse | John Choi and The Role of Child Protection/Child Welfare in Building Trafficking-resistant Communities: Applying a Community-centered Approach | Sarah Curtiss and Noelle Volin a

Wednesday — February 12, 2020

Plenary sessions:

Expanding Our Garden Through the Voices of Our Relatives | Nicole Matthews; Minnesota Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force | Nigel Perrote and Improving Outcomes − Effective Collaboration with Survivor-leaders | Harold D’Souza, Robert Lung, Ronny Marty and Bukola Oriola.


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Safe Harbor regional navigators

Regional navigators are great resources to reach out to when navigating cases with Safe Harbor. Resources provided are referrals to services, education and training, and help with developing protocols to spread the word about Safe Harbor to improve responses in a region.  

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Conference Sponsors 

Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)

The Child Safety and Prevention team offers outreach and education on child welfare response to human trafficking and exploitation. The department administers the Safe Harbor shelter and housing funds.

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Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)

The MDH program team is responsible for managing regional navigators, supportive service providers, and protocol development; providing training and technical assistance; conducting comprehensive program evaluations and raising public awareness.

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Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center

The Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center works with clients and partners to deliver a comprehensive array of services and maintain a referral network to meet the needs of the women and families they serve.

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The Enitan Story


Every victim of human trafficking has a story. The goal of The Enitan Story is to change their stories from bad to good by providing them with services and referring them to other resources available for help.

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Breaking Free


Breaking Free forefronts a movement of freedom for victims of sex-trafficking, releasing them from a life of bondage and oppression into one of safety, restoration and the ability to fly with wings of dignity, truth and strength. 

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This conference is produced under #2016-MU-MU-K153, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and recommendations expressed in this conference are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the U.S. Department of Justice. 
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