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Innovations in Addressing Child Trafficking - Costa Rica
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The Learning Hub is a place for you to explore and learn about the following topics:

Child Trafficking

The Steps of Child Trafficking Victim Protection

Working with Child Trafficking Victims

Frequently Asked Questions About Child Trafficking

What is trafficking in persons?

Trafficking in persons – also referred to as human trafficking – is a serious crime. At its core, trafficking in persons involves exploitation, which can take many forms, including sexual exploitation, forced labor, servitude, and even slavery.

What is child trafficking?

Child trafficking occurs when anyone under age 18 is recruited, transferred, transported, harbored, hidden, retained, delivered or received for the purpose of exploitation.

Victim Protection

Responding to child trafficking requires a comprehensive victim protection response, which involves the identification, referral, protection and immediate support, and reintegration of child trafficking victims.

Resource Library

These resources are available to practitioners, anyone who may potentially interact with a child trafficking victim or anyone interested in learning more about the topic.

Law Compendium

Access laws related to anti-trafficking efforts and work with child trafficking victims in Costa Rica.

Protocols & Procedures

Access institutional protocols and procedures related to anti-trafficking efforts and work with child trafficking victims in Costa Rica.

Research & Reports

Access research studies and reports on trafficking in persons and child trafficking in Costa Rica.

Innovations in Addressing Child Trafficking

The Innovations in Addressing Child Trafficking (IACT) Program is combating child sex trafficking in the provinces of Guanacaste and Puntarenas. The IACT Program works to protect and assist child and adolescent trafficking victims, strengthen the prosecution of trafficking crimes, and prevent the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents.

IACT is being implemented by The Warnath Group from 2020-2025 in close collaboration with the Government of Costa Rica and civil society organizations, through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP). The Warnath Group is an organization specialized in evidence-based programs to address human trafficking, including child trafficking.

Developed by Warnath Group

 

The development of the IACT Learning Hub was funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of State. The opinions, findings, and conclusions stated herein are those of the developers and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of State.