Safe Harbor and No Wrong Door Regional Navigators
Starting August 1, 2014, Minnesota youth who engage in prostitution will no longer be seen as criminals, but instead as victims and survivors. The Safe Harbor Law treats these youth with dignity and respect and directs them to appropriate supportive services, including shelter and housing. Regional Navigators are available to connect youth with trauma-informed resources in their area which include access to housing, healthcare, mental health, chemical health, education and employment services.
PAVSA is one of eight agencies across the state of Minnesota to house a Regional Navigator. Youth, educators, service providers, law enforcement, and community members are encouraged to connect to the navigator in your area.
For more information, please refer to the following documents issued by the Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Human Services, and the Department of Public Safety for the State of Minnesota.