In the past, if you were under the age of 18 and engaging in prostitution, Minnesota law treated you as a juvenile delinquent and prosecuted you as a criminal. The recently passed Safe Harbor Law changed that.
Now, youth who engage in prostitution or survival sex are seen as victims and survivors (not criminals) and are entitled to shelter and services.
If you or someone you know is the victim of sexual exploitation, or child trafficking, you have the right to supportive, healing, and empowering services. Call the Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline at 1.866.223.1111.