Minnesota

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Local Organizations and Referrals

In addition to the organizations listed below, please call the hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text to BeFree (233733) for specialized victim services referrals.

The Institute for Trafficked, Exploited & Missing Persons (ITEMP)

Offices in Bismarck, ND; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Antigua, Guatemala
Main: 952-544-1670
Email for General Inquiries, Volunteer Opportunities, Crisis Situations & Referrals: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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www.ITEMP.org

Breaking Free
St. Paul, MN
651-645-6557
www.breakingfree.net

PRIDE (Prostitution to Independence, Dignity and Equality)
www.thefamilypartnership.org

Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center
Minneapolis, MN
Main: 612-728-2000
Contact: Linda Eagle Speaker, Sacred Journey Program Director
Contact Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
http://www.miwrc.org

Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition
St. Paul, MN
Main: 651-646-4800
24 Hour Hotline: 1-877-995-4800
www.miwsac.org

Catholic Charities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN
Main: 612-664-8500
St. Paul, MN
Main: 651-647-3176
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Advocates for Human Rights

www.mnadvocates.org

Civil Society
St. Paul, MN
Main: 651-291-0713
Hotline: 651-291-8810
Toll-Free Hotline: 1-888-772-3324
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www.civilsocietyhelps.org

Center for Victims of Torture
www.cvt.org

Youthlink
www.youthlinkmn.org

International Institute of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN
Main: 651-647-0191
Immigration Services Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
General Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.iimn.org

Program for Aid to Victims to Sexual Assault (PAVSA)
Duluth, MN
Main: 218/726-1442
24hr Hotline: 218/726-1931 or 866/229-7425
www.pavsa.org

If you are interested in additional volunteer opportunities, click here.

If you are interested in receiving regular updates from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center or Polaris, click here.

Current state laws
In order to access the full text of your state's human trafficking criminal statutes, please click on the state name below to be directed to your state's criminal code. Because links to specific criminal statutes may change, we suggest copying the statute number or title from the table below and pasting it in the search function of the criminal code.
Minnesota - Current Criminal Statutes
256J.08 Minnesota family investment program; Definitions
256J.32 Documenting, verifying, and recertifying eligibility
299A.78 Statewide human trafficking assessment
299A.785 Trafficking study
299A.79 Trafficking study; analysis and use of data
299A.795 Trafficking victim assistance
299A.7955 Human trafficking task force
299A.7957 Toll free hotline for trafficking victims
609.281 Definitions
609.282 Labor trafficking
609.283 Unlawful conduct with respect to documents in furtherance of labor or sex trafficking
609.284 Labor or sex trafficking crimes; defenses; civil liability; corporate liability
609.321 Prostitution and sex trafficking; definitions
609.322 Solicitation, inducement, and promotion of prostitution; sex trafficking
609.5315(5)(b) Disposition of forfeited property
611A.036 Prohibition against employer retaliation
624.712(sub.5) Definitions. -Subd. 5. Crime of Violence
609.902 Definitions: Investigative Tools
609.903 Racketeering
SF 1, Article 4 Sexually Exploited Youth
609.093 Juvenile Prostitutes; Diversion or Child Protection Proceedings
SF 1 (2011) Safe Harbor for Sex Trafficked Youth; Sexually Exploited Youth; Statewide Victim Services Model
 

For additional information about State and Federal Policy, including pending legislation and current statutes in other states, please visit the Policy section.

For general information and additional resources about human trafficking in the United States, please visit the Resources section.

NHTRC call Statistics

To view call statistics for Minnesota, click on the links below.

2013 Annual Report
NHTRC Minnesota Report (12/7/2007 - 9/30/2013)

2013 January - June Report

2012 Annual Report

2012 Quarter 3 Report

2012 Quarter 2 Report
2012 Quarter 1 Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report

For general hotline statistics and reports, click here.

Publications

Human Trafficking in Minnesota: A Report to the Minnesota Legislature 2006

Human Trafficking in Minnesota: A Report to the Minnesota Legislature 2007

Human Trafficking in Minnesota: A Report to the Minnesota Legislature 2008

Human Trafficking in Minnesota: A Report to the Minnesota Legislature 2010

Shattered Hearts: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of American Indian Women and Girls in Minnesota (Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center)

Garden of Truth: The Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women in Minnesota (Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition)

Sex Trafficking Needs Assessment for the State of Minnesota (The Advocates for Human Rights)

Please Note: This is not an exhaustive list.  Organizations included in this section have human trafficking-specific service programs or have been identified as serving victims of human trafficking. If your organization is not included and you would like to be added, or if you are aware of a specific state report or publication that you would like included, please review inclusion criteria and submit your request via email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  All statistics outlined above were generated based on limited criteria from calls received by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline.  This is not a representation or report on the scale or scope of human trafficking on a particular state or national level.  These statistics may be subject to change.

 

 
 
 
National Human Trafficking Resource Center National Human Trafficking Resource Center Report Human Trafficking Access Trainings Human Trafficking Information & Resources

Client Quotes

"Thanks to Polaris Project, I have a job, a home, and many friends that help me when I need it. I am making a life of my own."

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- Survivor of Labor Trafficking & Client of Polaris