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.

Dutchess County

Highlights from Program Plan

Form a Critical Team

Human Trafficking Task Force of key community partners meets quarterly to identify and address system gaps and the immediate needs of the population.

Developing policies and protocols for task force to serve as a comprehensive guide to respond to survivors.

Develop a County Training Plan

Training provided to mobile crisis staff, mental health staff, multi-disciplinary team (MDT), law enforcement, and other community professionals that may interact with trafficked, exploited, and vulnerable youth, including programs primarily focused on child abuse.

Conduct Public Awareness Campaigns

A comprehensive campaign using billboards, television, and radio public service announcements has been developed to raise local awareness about human trafficking.

Youth Outreach

Conducted a county wide survey of targeted community members to assess services assets and unmet needs.

Developed outreach materials designed for youth and targeted professionals to inform about available services.

Develop Referral Pathways

Developing flow charts to guide the service response to survivors of trafficking.

Outreach Materials