Human Trafficking Prevention Program Presented to Albert Lea (MN) School Board

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For communities susceptible to instances of human trafficking for sexual purposes, preventative measures are crucial to proactively addressing the issue. Recently, members of the Albert Lea School Board received a presentation recommending the implementation of a prevention education program for the district’s middle and high school students. This prevention program offered by the Minnesota Department of Health’s organization, Safe Harbor, has already successfully reached thousands of students in southeast Minnesota. Read the article from the Albert Lea Tribune for more information about the importance of prevention programming in communities with a high potential for human trafficking. 

The Office of Justice Programs Diagnostic Center worked with the Albert Lea Police Department to help determine the extent of human trafficking for sexual purposes in the community and to develop strategies to increase awareness. To learn more about our engagement with Albert Lea, read the engagement summary.

Additionally, our Executive Reference Guide on Human Trafficking indicates other resources and initiatives aimed to prevent Human Trafficking in communities. Read the guide for a comprehensive list.