Safe Harbor Legislation

PAVSA trafficking outreach and services for youth are offered through the Safe Harbor Legislation and funded through the Minnesota Department of Health. This significant legislation ensures that youth who have been engaged in commercial sexual exploitation or trafficking would no longer be viewed as criminals but rather as victim/survivors. Safe Harbor legislation has made supportive services, shelter and housing available for youth who have been exploited. At PAVSA, Safe Harbor provides the Safe Harbor Regional Navigator and Supportive Services. The Regional Navigator works with seven counties in Northeast Minnesota to connect youth with trauma-informed resources within their communities. Supportive Services provides outreach and support for youth who have been sexually exploited.