ZOE is a member of the Anti-Trafficking Multi-Disciplinary Task Force (MDT) of northern Thailand. We provide vital support to the MDT through fact-finding; affording translation services between human trafficking victims and Thai government personnel; preparing evidence for trial; and providing aftercare and protection for rescued children.
When a child has already been trafficked, intervention is needed to get the child out of the situation.
As an overall strategy to fight human trafficking, we also seek to bring the human traffickers to justice.
ZOE collaborates with Thai law enforcement and other government agencies when intervening on behalf of children. These interventions are rescues that entail raids conducted by law enforcement officials in locations where human trafficking victims are being held or actively exploited.
The MDT of northern Thailand includes Thai government members; the Ministry of Social Welfare and Human Security, Immigration Department, Transnational Crime Unit Police Region 5 (TCU), and the law enforcement agency responsible for anti-trafficking activity in Chiang Mai and northern Thailand. NGOs include TRAFCORD, New Life Center, and the International Justice Mission.
In addition, ZOE has partnered with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security Investigations. From 2010 to 2011 alone, these effective partnerships resulted in identifying and rescuing 80 victims from sex and labor trafficking in conjunction with conducting 5 raids, which led to more than a dozen prosecution cases and subsequent convictions.