As part of the IACT Program, the Warnath Group is conducting training and technical assistance with professionals from the Costa Rica National Child Welfare Agency (PANI).

On May 23 in Liberia, Warnath Group conducted a foundational training with 21 PANI officials working on child trafficking and child protection in the province of Guanacaste. This training focused on understanding child trafficking, how trafficking in persons occurs in Costa Rica, dispelling myths and misconceptions about child trafficking, the five steps of victim protection, indicators of child and adolescent trafficking, and the PANI institutional protocol for the identification and referral of child and adolescent trafficking victims. The training was implemented in partnership with PANI’s Trafficking in Persons Institutional Technical Committee (Comité Técnico Institucional de Trata de Personas del PANI) with PANI CTI technical experts virtually facilitating the session on PANI’s institutional protocol and how to identify and refer possible child and adolescent trafficking victims to the Immediate Response Team (ERI).

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).

IACT Program Technical Specialists facilitate the training with PANI on May 23.

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