Rainbow Research is excited to partner with the University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) and the Advocates for Human Rights to implement the Safe Harbor for All Strategic Planning Process, funded by the Minnesota Department of Health.

We are pleased to share that our three organizations will be working together to facilitate the statewide “Safe Harbor for All Strategic Planning Process” that was mandated by the Minnesota Legislature to outline recommendations for Minnesota’s responses for adult victims of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. The legislature funded a grant to pass-through the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). MDH awarded the project to a partnership of three agencies lead by the University of Minnesota’s Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) with The Advocates for Human Rights and Rainbow Research. The final report is due in October 2018. 

The strategic plan will address relevant criminal issues, availability and access to prevention and intervention services for adult victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking, unintended consequences, and identification of intersections with other areas of oppression.

We have much work to do and there will be many ways to participate including one-on-one and group conversations, Art of Hosting style events, and an online survey. To join the UROC mailing list, click here. For more information visit the UROC website, here.

Right now, we invite knowledgeable experts, particularly those directly affected, to nominate themselves to participate in a Strategic Planning Process Advisory Group to help assure that our process is inclusive, open and successful in reaching stakeholders across the state. Click here for more information about the self-nomination process. The deadline for self-nomination is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2017.