|Police officers to receive training in supporting victims of crime
February 16, 2017
Police officers from St. Kitts and Nevis will join their counterparts from 11 other Caribbean countries to participate in a training program entitled “Enhancing Support to Victims of Crime”.
The two-day program which begins on February 20th is organized by the Canadian government-funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) project.
The training sessions to be held in Barbados, will address identification of victim needs, first response to individual victim types, crisis intervention with victims of crime, the importance of collaboration with the community and enhancing response to victims of crime.
Other participants will include gender specialists, counsellors, community development officers, social workers and others who work with victims of crime.
Participants are from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.
The facilitators will be Constable Ryan Mc-Eachran and Donna Watson-Elliott, both of the Ottawa Police, Canada.