Police officers to receive training as community mediators

Police officers in parade in Dominica
Police officers in parade in Dominica

Twenty-eight police officers of varying ranks are set to receive training as community mediators under the Canadian Government-funded, Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project.

IMPACT Justice is a five-year regional justice sector reform project which is being implemented from within the Caribbean Law Institute Centre, UWI, Cave Hill Campus.

The 40-hour workshop, which takes place from September 26th – 30th, 2016, at the Fort Young Hotel, Roseau, Dominica, falls under IMPACT Justice’s broader alternative dispute resolution (ADR) component. The goal is to build the capacity for community mediation services in 13 CARICOM Member States in an effort to reduce the burden on the courts.

While IMPACT Justice has already conducted community mediation training in Dominica, this is the first time police officers there are being trained under this initiative.

Since the project’s commencement in April, 2014, IMPACT Justice has facilitated mediation training in Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Training sessions in Belize, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago are next on the agenda.

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4 Comments

  1. Obeah and the Police
    September 26, 2016

    Twenty eight police officer – 4 x 7 (7777) the illuminati sign of the swastika and a number which has great significance for those followers of Lucifer.

    Before that, 39 officers graduated – 39=333. Wow these illumninati Free Masons are busy.

    Watch these numbers folks, something”s afoot!!

  2. Tell the Truth
    September 24, 2016

    Sometime ago I came across the Website. http://www.Catholic.org/prayers
    I got a suitable one for Police Officers. It actually stated Policemen. It must be a traditional prayer. :lol: I changed it to Police Officers.

    Prayer for Police Officers

    O Almighty God, Whose great power and eternal Wisdom embraces the universe,
    Watch over all police officers and Law enforcement officers in Dominica and elsewhere.
    Protect them from harm, in the performance of their duty,
    To stop crime, robbery, riots and violence.
    We pray, help them keep our streets and homes safe, day and night.
    We commend them to your loving care because their duty is dangerous.
    Grant them strength and courage in their daily assignments.
    Dear God, protect these brave men and women.
    Grant them your almighty protection,
    Unite them safely with their families after Duty has ended.
    Please God, grant us this wish.

    There are many more, various prayers on this Website. Feel free to access it and save them.

    • Tell the Truth
      September 25, 2016

      If you try to access the above Website and have difficulty, go to Google – prayers./Catholic Online and you will get it.
      The first time I got it was when I accessed http://www.saintsoftheday.org. Recently I could not find it on this Website. I decided to Google “prayers” and was happy to get it.
      Catholics especially, there are numerous prayers on this Website. At a Healing Mass I attended, conducted by a T & T Priest, he said, “We can make up your own prayers. When you run out of them, there are many Catholic prayers we could pray”, also from Catholic prayer books. Many are traditional ones.
      I hope politicians, police officers, others in public office, etc., pray for themselves, their country, all nationals, as each one prays for each other.
      It is said, “A family that prays together stays together.” I add, likewise nationals of a country. It brings much happiness, peace and safety. When we are indifferent with others, there is no happiness, peace and safety.

  3. Tell the Facts
    September 22, 2016

    Some Court cases may be unnecessary, costly and a waste of time especially where youths are concerned, if crimes committed are not major ones. Not all cases (minor ones) should be brought to Court.
    Sometime ago I heard through the Media, Toronto adopted such a format; no doubt, all over Canada.
    Police Mediators will help ease the burden on the Courts. In this way too, you will be interacting with the community and also help ease tensions where these minor problems exist.
    Pleased to know that it is Canadian government-funded. Our tax dollars, some of it, at work for our country. Excellent! :lol:
    We do not mind at all! It is good for also our D/can community. :lol:

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