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Jul 30, 2020

Y.E.S. Hosts Workshop for Police Officers

Today, the Youth Enhancement Services kicked off a two-day workshop for thirty police officers. The workshop, according to Karen Cain of the Y.E.S., is to sensitize in the officers in four key areas as frontline workers.


Karen Cain

Karen Cain, Executive Director, Youth Enhancement Services

“Today, we have about thirty police officers in the house. We are looking at building their capacity in terms of human trafficking, commercial sexual exploitation of children, gender and domestic violence. We feel that it is important for those on the front line to have the information and not only to have the information but to be able to work with other public officers, like social workers and the police, in terms of domestic violence, human trafficking and CSEC. So, we are trying to build their capacity and to look at how they as police officers can work more closely and get the job done in a more efficient manner to help those victims that are out there suffering.    I think it is going to be a reinforcement. It will be an eye opener in terms of when they get to share this knowledge with those who are on the frontline, like the social workers. To do this type of work is a multi-sectoral approach and so the police officers, social workers, teachers have to come together and decide this is how we are going to tackle these issues.”

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