MARIGOT— Association Trait d’ Union and the Gendarmerie signed an agreement on Friday to help victims of crimes and domestic violence. The association which was formed a year ago will have offices at the Gendarmerie substation in Marigot and French Quarter where they will meet with victims bimonthly. The association will provide free legal and medical advice to victims of crimes. They will also assist the victims to sue for damages and also refer victims for physiological help.
At the signing ceremony on Friday were Commandant of the Gendarmerie Sébastien Manzoni, President of Trait d’Union, Jean-Marie Thévenet, lawyer Hélène Bordas, and Secretary and adviser Serge Genovese.
Consultations for victims will alternate between the two Gendarmerie stations, in Marigot on the first of every month, and on the 15th of the month in French Quarter. Victims are guaranteed complete confidentiality. The first consultation for victims will be on May 15, 2017, in French Quarter.
Consultations will also be held in Grand Case on Monday and Wednesday mornings, at the homeless shelter Le Manteau in Marigot, and at the Louis-Constant Fleming Hospital.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Victims agreement signed with Gendarmerie