Human Trafficking

The role of the Department of Justice

The Criminal Justice Policy function in the Department of Justice is the policy and administration unit that functions as the national coordination body.

Among its key activities are;



Second National Action Plan to Prevent and Combat Human Trafficking in Ireland

The Second National Action plan contains 65 actions designed to crackdown on individuals and gangs involved in the crime, to support victims, to raise public-awareness, and to enhance training for those likely to encounter victims. The plan is a victim centred and human rights based approach with the ultimate aims of preventing human trafficking, ensuring an effective criminal justice response and delivery of supports to victims. The Second National Action Plan aimed to build on the work carried out previously and to set out a strategy for the coming years. This plan leverages and builds on international and domestic experience and provides for new initiatives in order to address human trafficking in all its forms. A review has been undertaken of the current Action Plan and an inter-agency working group is now developing the Third National Action Plan to launch in 2022.

A copy of the Plan is available at the following link:  Second National Action Plan to Prevent and Combat Human Trafficking in Ireland.

Further information

Further information on this topic can be found on Department’s dedicated anti trafficking website Blue Blindfold.

Contact Details

Address: Department of Justice
  2nd Floor
  51 St Stephen’s Green
  Dublin 2
  D02 HK52
Phone: + 353 1 602 8202