Anti Human Trafficking Team

The AHTT have the brief of care planning victims of trafficking under the statutory national action plan. Persons can be trafficked for sexual, labour and forced crime reasons. Potential victims are referred into this service from the Garda National Immigration Bureau (Human trafficking and investigation unit) and the team then assess and plans care with the individual according to their particular needs. Many of their general health and social welfare issues are addressed such as housing, finances, medical concerns, family issues, social welfare benefits etc.

Some persons are deeply traumatized by their experiences and a longer rehabilitation and journey of care is necessary. Staff also support persons through the investigation process with GNIB and liaise with all the statutory and NGO services who can offer additional support to victims of trafficking