The Freedom House
Face of Justice will provide a safe environment for at-risk female minors 13-18 years of age who have fallen prey to the destruction of the sexual exploitation and human trafficking. In the past decade, the Costa Rican government has greatly improved its services to meet the needs of victims of exploitation and trafficking within its boarders. Yet one of its greatest needs is to have a place to offer over-night housing for minors who are victims of these crimes. Currently these minors are being placed in temporary housing like hotels or hostels or PANI homes for orphan children, which do not meet the specific needs to these victims. Over the past few years, several government agencies have asked Face of Justice to provide this need and we are in process of finishing the Freedom House. Our main objectives for this immediate care center are:
- To provide immediate, short-term holistic care for girls aged 13-18 who are rescued, discovered or who seek refuge from dangerous and exploitative environments.
- To work in collaboration with government efforts and protocol in meeting the needs of the victims they and Face of Justice encounter among these at-risk populations.
- To provide a safe place where these victims can be protected from perpetrators, traffickers and pimps.
- To create and maintain positive mutually beneficial relationship with Poder Judicial, OIJ, PANI, Attencion de Victimas, and Ministerio Publico.