Domestic violence in Sint Maarten requires a more integral approach. | SMN News

PHILIPSBURG:— The necessary policies, protocols, criteria, and procedures to properly address domestic violence in Sint Maarten are not finalized or are currently lacking. The execution of tasks and procedures in practice also needs improvement for example in the reporting and referral process.

Although the Law Enforcement Council (hereafter: Council) acknowledges the constraints each organization faces, it is of the opinion that the approach to domestic violence can be improved through having (better) knowledge of the different interventions that are available and being better able to coordinate these. In order to stimulate a more coordinated approach, a common goal, vision, and

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