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20.09.13
Training for the Prosecutor’s Office on support to victims of domestic and other violence

 

On 20-21 September 2013, Council of Europe experts Bianca Petkova (Women’s Aid UK) and Inês Jorge (APAV - Portuguese Association for Victim Support) trained a group of 16 coordinators of victims’ support centers of the Prosecutor’s Office on support to victims of domestic violence and other violent crime. Through lectures and role-plays, participants were shown how to support and understand child, juvenile and adult victims of domestic violence and other sexual crimes, such as dating violence and bullying. Special emphasis was placed on working with disabled and high-risk victims. Trainees acquired useful skills to support victims through the criminal courts and to ensure victim safety. As a result of this training the coordinators will be able to deal with victims of violence more efficiently, in compliance with European standards in this area.

This Council of Europe activity was organised within the framework of Denmark’s Georgia Programme 2010-2013 “Promotion of Judicial Reform, Human and Minority Rights”.

 

 

 

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