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

On October 19 and 20, the IACT team conducted two one-day foundational trainings with PANI officials working on child trafficking and child protection in Guanacaste Province. In total, 52 PANI officials participated in this training session on the identification, referral, protection and support and reintegration of child and adolescent victims of trafficking.

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 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).

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