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 humantrafficking@ocfs.ny.gov or contact your OCFS regional office.

Ulster County

Highlights from Program Plan

Form a Critical Team

Formed to develop a network of professionals working to address and prevent human trafficking through planning, implementation, and oversight of the Safe Harbor Project.

Develop County Training Plan

CSEC and child trafficking overview trainings are provided to community, social services staff, service providers, schools, law enforcement, and any professional organizations or individuals who may come in contact with trafficked youth.

Additional trainings include engaging youth in conversations about sex trafficking and information on the NYS confirmation process are available.

Conduct Public Awareness Campaigns

Billboards, radio interviews, signage on city buses and at the local mall were developed to raise awareness.

Informational press releases were issued to update the community about the program.

Youth Outreach

Created Safe Harbour informational pamphlets and concealable leaflets for youth.

Cyber Safety awareness presentations were provided to both adults and student populations.

Develop Referral Pathways

Developed referral pathways to help survivors access appropriate services both within the department of social services, for the community, and outside agencies.

Outreach Materials

caption: Youth should not be exploited
Youth should not be exploited billboard