Minister Dekker highlights changes for victim support | THE DAILY HERALD

Legal Protection Minister Sander Dekker (centre) with Island Governor of Saba Jonathan Johnson (left) and Island Secretary Tim Muller (right).

SABA–Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker, during meetings with Island Governor Jonathan Johnson and key partners in the area of justice in Saba on Friday, highlighted several “new and positive” developments for the island in keeping with the ministry’s effort to improve victim support.

Among these changes are the implementation of the juvenile criminal law and the recent introduction of a compensation fund for crime victims.

Dekker also shared that soon it will be possible for notarial deeds to be signed and formalised in Saba.

He discussed with experts the results of the youth prevention project and further discussed the project on prevention and raising awareness of domestic violence and child abuse, both funded by the Ministry of Justice and Security.

Dekker met with two police representatives to discuss trends in crime in Saba and practical aspects in law enforcement.

“I first visited Saba in 2013 in the capacity of State Secretary of Education, Culture and Science. I am very impressed with the developments I have seen. It is rewarding to see the results of the Education Conference. As Minister for Legal Protection, I get the opportunity to now work together with the public entity Saba and the partners in justice to ensure the safety of the people of Saba,” Dekker said at the end of his one-day visit.

Source: The Daily Herald