On March 16, Warnath Group conducted a foundational training with the Nicoya, Guanacaste Cantonal Institutional Coordination Council (CCCI), another expansion of the Innovations in Addressing Child Trafficking (IACT) Program work with multi-disicplinary teams (MDTs) in Costa Rica. This work with MDTs is ongoing and currently being implemented in thirteen cantons across Guanacaste and Puntarenas provinces.
The training with the CCCI Nicoya focused on understanding child trafficking, how trafficking in persons occurs in Costa Rica, and dispelling myths and misconceptions about child trafficking. This training also explained the five steps of victim protection and the role of MDT practitioners at each of these steps to build their capacity in the preliminary identification and referral of child and adolescent trafficking victims in their communities.
The IACT Program is funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP).