Labor Trafficking Protocol Guidelines
Labor trafficking protocol guidelines

The new Labor Trafficking Protocol Guidelines, released on January 31, 2019, are designed to help communities throughout Minnesota identify and respond to victims of labor trafficking, especially youth 24 years old and younger.

The protocol guidelines are based on information collected from over 100 professionals and trafficking experts throughout Minnesota, and reflect the needs of rural, suburban, and urban communities in addressing labor trafficking.

Some of the highlights of the protocol guidelines include:

  • Worksheets and tools to begin crafting a coordinated response;
  • Guidance for screening and identifying victims of labor trafficking;
  • An overview of services that victims may need;
  • Information on criminal and civil penalties for traffickers;
  • Special considerations for minors, foreign nationals, and victims with disabilities; and
  • Guidance for key sectors including law enforcement, prosecutors, health care, victim advocates, housing, legal services, and the child welfare system

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The Advocates provides training and technical assistance on implementing the protocol guidelines. Please fill out the Speaker Request Form for more information.


The production of these Protocol Guidelines was supported by grant number 2016-MU-MU-K153, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in these Protocol Guidelines are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.