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SOME BARBADIANS and others who are in the front line of dealing with victims of crime are being trained how to do so in an effective and compassionate manner.

They are among 47 professionals being taught critical techniques by two experts representing the Ottawa Police and theOttawa Police Victim Crisis Unit in Canada.

“They have found in the region that many of the police and social services [who] have to interact with people in terms of death notification and dealing with trauma, have not received a lot of training,” said Professor Velma Newton, regional project director of IMPACT Justice, which is holding the activity in partnership with the Canadian government.

Participants from 11 countries were involved in the two-day workshop earlier this week at Accra Beach Resort titled Enhancing Support To Victims Of Crime: Building Capacity Through Community Partnerships. (WILLCOMM)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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