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.

Nassau County

Program Website

Highlights from Program Plan

Form a Critical Team

The department of social services appointed a Safe Harbour Liaison within a child advocacy center to reinforce the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) response.

Critical Team meets quarterly to develop a system response to trafficking, discuss trends, and share information about what partners are doing to address this issue.

Developed a memorandum of understanding with critical partners to facilitate coordination of cases and establish a formal referral protocol.

Develop County Training Plan

Trainings delivered to relevant professionals throughout the community to support survivor identification and service provision.

Engage in cross-training events with other professionals to support learning and partnership development.

Conduct Public Awareness Campaigns

Created campaign materials including a public service announcement, fliers, brochures, and other marketing materials that share a local 24-hour hotline number.

Youth Outreach

Expanded street outreach services to identify vulnerable youth and engage them in services.

Develop Referral Pathways

Developed referral flow chart to outline the referral pathways for trafficked, exploited, and at-risk youth.

Outreach Materials