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Safe Harbor Law for Sexually Exploited Youth

Minnesota’s groundbreaking Safe Harbor law represents a paradigm shift in how our state views youth who have been sexually exploited—not as juvenile delinquents, but as victims and survivors. 



No wrong door

No Wrong Door: A Statewide Services Model

The No Wrong Door Response Model is a statewide framework for service delivery and specialized housing and shelter for sexually exploited youth.

National expertise in criminal justice response

SVJI at MNCASA works to provide Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) across the country with skills and knowledge essential for a coordinated, compassionate response to sexual assault. Learn more about SVJI projects.

Training for police, courts, health providers, and advocates

The Sexual Violence Justice Institute at MNCASA is a leader in training and consulting for teams and responders across the country. SVJI provides coaching in victim centered approaches to investigation and prosecution, training for preparing expert witnesses, multidisciplinary responses to sexual assault in communities, and much more. Learn more about training and consulting.

Login: Expert testimony resources for criminal justice professionals

The Sexual Violence Justice Institute provides resources that prosecutors, law enforcement, victim advocates, and healthcare professionals can use to become familiar with each other's work, and increase the likelihood of good case outcomes and effective prosecutions. Click here to login.

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