Counter trafficking program
The Tau Matan Counter trafficking program commenced in August 2009 when IOM (International Office of Migration) funded PRADET to establish a Safe House for victims of Human Trafficking, both nationally and internationally trafficked. The aim of the project was to provide direct assistance in the shelter such as safety, counselling, medical treatment, and to cooperate with IOM to assist and provide safe return and repatriation to either their country of origin for internationals or to non-offending families if they were nationals. As a tertiary referral service Tau Matan relied on referrals from police, (PNTL and UNPOL), immigration officials and border guards. By December 2011 UNPOL and PNTL had not conducted any more raids on suspicious premises, the IOM International Advisor had left and there were no more referrals so the program was closed.