The state-run nationwide system for victim assistance concerning all identified victims of trafficking includes different services and support measures such as legal and other counselling, crisis therapy, social and health care services, interpreter services and other support services, accommodation or housing, social assistance and other necessary care, and support for a safe return. Special needs arising from the age, vulnerability, physical and mental state of the victim must be taken into account when such services and support measures are provided. The safety of the victim is pivotal. Victims are informed of theirs right to services and protection both by officials and non-governmental organizations (outreach work funded from the state budget). Interpreters and/or native speakers are used in outreach work and assistance when needed.
Source of Information
Response of the Government of Finland to the questionnaire on violence against women, May 2009