How are victims of human trafficking treated in Austria?
In Austria there are several victim protection facilities. Two of these are particularly important for adult victims of human trafficking:
✗ The Intervention Center for Trafficked Women (LEFÖ-IBF)
Affected women and girls aged 15 or over are looked after in psychological and social terms by LEFÖ-IBF in emergency apartments with a secret address. The team of LEFÖ-IBF accompanies the women through formal procedures and supports them during the criminal proceedings against the perpetrators.
✗ MEN VIA - Support for male victims of human trafficking
MEN VIA provides assistance to affected men with accommodations in a shelter. The goal of the psychological and social care, as well as the accompaniment during the criminal process, is to help the men receive justice, compensation and future opportunities.
For minors, the child and youth welfare services of the Austrian federal states are responsible. In addition, there is the DREHSCHEIBE in Vienna:
✗ DREHSCHEIBE WIEN – Crisis Center of the City of Vienna
In Vienna, children and adolescents are supplied with all necessities and psychologically taken care of in the Drehscheibe Vienna. Once the best interest of the child is guaranteed, it is returned to its family in the home country.