The Counter Trafficking Unit (CTU)

The Counter Trafficking Unit (CTU)

The Counter Trafficking Unit (CTU), was established in 2013 through an Act of Parliament – the Trafficking in Persons (TiPs) Act Chapter 12:10. The CTU is a specialized, multidimensional, civilian led agency under the Ministry of National Security, responsible for the daily operations of the counter trafficking response of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

The Counter Trafficking Unit implements government policies developed by the National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons (TiPs), conducts effective identification of victims and witnesses, prevention of trafficking, protection and prosecution, all through effective partnerships.

The CTU screens and interviews persons to identify possible victims of trafficking (VoTs). The victims are then referred to appropriate agencies for support and care.

Specially trained and positively vetted Police Officers working in the CTU gather evidence, investigate and prosecute Human Trafficking cases.

In keeping with the CTU’s public education mandate, the unit also delivers training to their many stakeholders and partners, as well as collaborate with local, regional and international organizations, NGOs, churches and faith-based organizations, as well as the media to educate and warn the public on how to recognize Human Trafficking.

Main Office

The Counter Trafficking Unit can be contacted through the toll-free, anonymous hotline at 800-4CTU (4288) where the public can report possible cases of Human Trafficking.

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