Lauren Ryan J.D. is an Assistant Ramsey County Attorney. In a prior role, she was the Statewide Director of Safe Harbor program at the Minnesota Department of Health. She was responsible for the coordination, implementation, oversight and evaluation of Minnesota’s Safe Harbor model, which ensures sexually exploited youth are treated as victims rather than criminals and have access to trauma-informed, victim-centered, and culturally and age appropriate services. Ryan graduated from William Mitchell College of Law and, prior to accepting this position, she was a program manager providing direct services to foreign born survivors of sex and labor trafficking.