Centru Asistenta si Proctectia Victime Traficului de Fiinte Humane
Satu Mare

Contact Person:  Kinga Pesele
Contact info: Fax-0261-768830
Interview by: Gratiela Anghelus, Joseph Martin

Victim Referral-
Victims are referred to the center by police, border police, or the BCCO.  Victims at the center are from 13 years of age to early 20’s.  The level of education among this group is a maximum of  8 classes.
The center is partnered with Salvati Copiii through a PIN project.  Educational/life skills provided by staff ‘educators’, psychological counseling, and basic and medical needs.   STD testing is also provided.  Social workers also help with job reintegration in Satu Mare as well as getting them registered and “back in the system”. 
The center collaborates with outside resources who sign confidentiality agreements in helping with job-finding.
The center collaborates with school inspectorates for educational reintegration, and with the AJOFM for job reintegration. 
Length of Stay-
Beneficiaries do not stay more than 3 months. 
After Care-
Beneficiaries receive between 2 weeks and 6 months of monitoring after leaving the center.  This includes counseling services.
Staff include 5 ‘educators’, 2 night supervisors (who rotate), a social worker/case coordinator, an administrator, and a medic.
 Shelter Facilities-
The center has 10 beds plus 1 utility spot for transit/urgent care.  The center is located on the top floor of the DGASPC building.  The center is a long and narrow corridor, with rooms, offices, a kitchen, baths and laundry, and a common area off to the side of the hall. 

Access to the center is restricted and there is 24 hour supervision.   The location is kept secret, beneficiaries sign confidentiality agreements, cameras are situated in common areas and outside the building, outside flood lights, and collaboration with the police provides additional security. 

PIN project.  The center also receives support from the IOM and Artemis. 
8.5 RON/day/person for food.  Transportation is provided by the DGASPC.  Other expenses include medical services, clothing and shoes, and building rent and utilities. 
24 hour supervision is necessary as kids often desire to run away.  Smoking is an issue for the center, as most beneficiaries smoke, though they are not given money to buy cigarettes. 

The shelter uses a ‘closed system’, meaning that beneficiaries are not able to leave the premises without a permission slip. 

The center has experienced 3 cases of beneficiaries fleeing the center to practice prostitution.  They have also experienced cases of attempted suicide.