As a result of the first Lockdown in March 2020, the St. Kitts and Nevis Special Victims Unit (SVU) reported an increase in reports of domestic violence.
In light of the current Lockdown, is there a similar pattern of an increase in reports of domestic violence and how is the SVU dealing with them?
Head of the SVU Unit, Ms. Consie Rogers stated that the incidents are still being reported on a daily basis.
Additionally, she elaborated on the challenges that the SVU has experienced when investigations follow:
She also spoke on the recommended provisions and measures that would improve handling domestic violence reports and housing victims: