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DIP aimed at cutting murder rate

MARIA BRADSHAW, mariabradshaw@nationnews.com

Added 19 July 2019


Social activist Corey Lane is using a Direct Intervention Programme (DIP) to reduce the murder rate in Barbados. (Picture by Reco Moore.)

Social activist Corey Lane is using interventionist skills to achieve a dip in the murder rate. And some of the people involved in the intervention are reformed gang members.

Lane told a press conference yesterday at his Letchworth House, Garrison St Michael office, that Nature Fun Ranch had developed a Direct Intervention Programme (DIP) to target young people who were involved in criminal activity which could lead to murder.

He said the DIP was conceptualised after a video was posted on social media by a young man on a hospital bed with several stab wounds vowing to exact revenge on the person who had injured him.

Lane said several people contacted him about intervening in the situation and he was hesitant at first. (MB)

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