Safe Harbour Program Highlights

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The Safe Harbour: NY program supports counties in developing their capacity to identify youth who have been trafficked, sexually exploited, or are at risk of victimization and to meet identified service needs of these youth. This work is grounded in and guided by the OCFS Blueprint.

The following highlights reflect some of the extensive work accomplished by Safe Harbour: NY partner counties. To view highlights from a local Safe Harbour: NY program, select a county from the dropdown or click on the map. Counties shaded purple are currently funded. To connect with a local point of contact, email or contact your OCFS regional office.

Albany County

Highlights from Program Plan

Form a Critical Team

Identified key partners to assist in identifying and providing needed services to the human trafficking/CSEC population in Albany County.

Develop a County Training Plan

Training provided to multi-disciplinary team (MDT), SANE staff, statewide public health educators, forensic professionals and County staff that may interact with youth who are at risk or may be survivors of human trafficking, CSEC or child abuse.

Conduct Public Awareness Campaigns

Developed a public awareness campaign utilizing a variety of media platforms (billboards, busses, bus shelters) to bring public attention and awareness to the issue of human trafficking/CSEC.

Conducted presentations for key partners and statewide public health educators regarding human trafficking/CSEC.

Youth Outreach

Awarded a contract for outreach and case management services for high risk youth and victims of human trafficking/CSEC to commence January 2017.

Developed outreach materials (posters, pamphlets, palm cards and promotional items) for distribution to service providers and youth in need of services.

Develop Referral Pathways

Embedded program response within the child advocacy center (CAC) to reinforce the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) response.

Developed a mission statement and operating protocols for inclusion in the CAC operating manual.

Outreach Materials