We went from zero state funding in 2011 to a state-funded infrastructure of .1 million, as of May 2017.Minnesota is the first state in the nation to provide state funding for sex-trafficking victims.Convictions of sex trafficking perpetrators nearly tripled through increased law enforcement investigations and prosecutions. House and Senate in January and May 2015, respectively.Between 20, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office (MN Girls grantee-partner) reports that charges and convictions against sex traffickers in Minnesota increased by 76 percent — from 17 in 2010 to 72 in 2013. We funded Mapping the Market for Sex with Trafficked Minor Girls in Minneapolis: Structures, Functions, and Patterns, a first-of-its-kind research and approach to understanding how the overall market for juvenile sex trafficking manifests within communities in one city, Minneapolis. Lauren Martin, lead researcher on , the research mentioned above, reveals the surge in media coverage after the MN Girls Are Not For Sale campaign began in 2011 and the Minnesota Legislature passed the state’s Safe Harbor legislation, which reclassified sex-trafficked minors as crime victims in need of protection UROC’s research findings also reveal a significant shift in language used in media coverage once the MN Girls Are Not For Sale campaign was launched and Safe Harbor was passed.With cross-sector leaders, the Women’s Foundation invested over million and drove a sea change in our communities’ response to this unconscionable and haunting violence against children.In January 2015, as a result of our Phase 1 (April 1, 2011-March 31, 2016) success and community demand for continued progress on this issue, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, extended MN Girls to a second phase (through March 2019), based on stakeholder input and calls from the community for the Foundation’s continued leadership.
Golding, Kristen Houser, Laura Jarrett, Peter Qualliotine, Michele Decker.
Since then, he has won 75% of his games, amassing 242 wins -- including his first state championship in 2004."[A] state championship is something you always see other teams get, and we had come close a number of times but didn't get there," Pohlkamp says.
"When you finally win one, it's kind of a relief but then you hope that you can do it again at some point."Eleven years later, Pohlkamp would hoist his second state championship after the Pioneers' 36-8 win over Jackson County Central 36-8 in the 2015 Prep Bowl.
Our direct outreach to educate, update and engage Minnesota’s Congressional delegation through multiple meetings in Washington, D. (2012, 2013) resulted in federal child sex trafficking legislation — Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (S. The public awareness and education campaign has changed the narrative and driven a sea change in how media partners and the general public frame the issue.
Media coverage began referring to the crime as “sex trafficking” rather than “prostitution,” and public perception has shifted to viewing children and adults caught in the web of sex trafficking as victims, rather than criminals.