Human trafficking is a public safety, public health, and human rights abuse that occurs around the world and in communities throughout Minnesota. Human trafficking includes both labor and sex trafficking and international and domestic victims.
The FBI has identified the Twin Cities as 1 of 13 U.S. cities with high incidents of child prostitution.
Those entering prostitution in Minnesota are the average age of 13
Within 48 hours of being homeless, youth are exposed to exploitation/trafficking.
Studies in Minnesota show 14-20% of homeless youth have engaged in sexual activities in exchange for food, shelter and money
What in Minnesota has given opportunity to trafficking?
Mall of America
Native American Reservations
Large Sporting Events
Reduce exploitation and trafficking in Minnesota
Minnesota Good Works accomplishes this through our enrichment program, which aids survivors’ transition out of exploitation and/or trafficking, and restoration.