BARBADOS SEES REDUCTION IN CASES OF FATAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SITUATIONS

Barbados reaps early benefits from training on how best to pursue Domestic Violence cases.

Tyrone Griffith, Acting Commissioner Of Police, addressed graduates of a specialised course on combatting Domestic Violence, it was prepared in conjunction with ICITAP: The International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Programme, along with the US Department of Justice and the Bridgetown US Embassy – the Commissioner urged his colleagues to share their knowledge with the other divisions across the island especially as the training has shown value in reducing cases for the last 2 years;-

Dr Larry L. Palmer, US Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean praised those who undertook training, when one bears in mind as a close knit community – the perpetrators can be friends or family and still the officers do what is expected. The envoy told those present this course is truly comprehensive;-

The workshop was facilitated by David Domingue and Don Lizotte and there were 13 graduates, of which one was brought under the Regional Security System from St Vincent and Mary Thompson of the US Embassy’s Health Unit was the sole non Law Enforcement official and in fact her training has led to an overseas speaking engagement.

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