Protocols and Procedures

Costa Rica has many protocols and procedures in place for government institutions to utilize in their work to combat trafficking in persons and protect trafficking victims.

Links to pdf versions of each protocol or procedure are provided. Unofficial translations to English are provided when available.

Protocols are categorized by institution and include those that specifically address trafficking in persons in Costa Rica, as well as those that address related issues that may be relevant in trafficking in persons cases.

Recent protocols and procedures for anti-trafficking practitioners in Costa Rica.

Protocolo Institucional para la Atención de Personas Menores de Edad Víctimas y Sobrevivientes del delito de Trata de Personas y Personas Menores de Edad dependientes de una persona mayor de edad víctima de trata de personas


Protocolo de actuación institucional para la restitución de derechos y acceso al sistema edicativo costarricense de las personal víctimas y sobrevivientes del delito de trata de personas y sus dependientes


Protocol para la Atención Integral a las víctimas del delito de Trata de Personas en los Servicios de Salud de la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social


Manual para la investigación de los delitos de trata de personas y tráfico ilícito de migrantes


Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS)

Costa Rican Department of Social Security

Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (DGME)

Directorate-General of Immigration and Foreigners

Ministerio de Educación Pública (MEP)

Ministry of Public Education

Ministerio de Salud Pública (MSP)

Ministry of Public Security

Patronato Nacional de la Infancia (PANI)

National Child Welfare Agency

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