Prof. Petrova: The aim of our activities is to put people in the center of attention, not the work

Prof. Petrova: The aim of our activities is to put people in the center of attention, not the work

High interest and  discussions marked the two-day training "An Integrated Justice Approach" in Rousse, which brought together nearly 50 professionals - lawyers, police officers, prosecutors, judges, doctors, social workers and psychologists. The training in Ruse is the fourth in the 28th for the country where our teams share their experience and good practice in the case of children witnesses or victims of violence and crimes.

 

"The aim of our activities aimed at providing friendly conditions especially for minors and boys suffering from different types of violence is to put people in the spotlight rather than the work," said Prof. Neli Petrova - This is the contemporary understanding of the problem - not only to do your job professionally, but also to deal with understanding and with due attention to the measures to be taken in relation to the suffering suffered by the child. "

 

It is a practice to have the children injured repeatedly. "It is of big importance how the little person will experience the first question, whether he will decide on honesty, whether he will feel sufficiently secure and will believe the people who want to get the maximum amount of information from him." With the changes that Directive 2012/29 / EU requires for the first time, legislation can focus on the needs of the victim, not just the punishment of the perpetrator. At the earliest moment - the alert - the changes make it possible for the team of social service specialists, police, prosecutors to assess the risk of intimidation of the victim and its subsequent victimization. This is extremely important for young children who have been the victims of violence who are most susceptible to manipulation and threats and where the perpetrator is usually in the immediate vicinity. "

The event was part of the project JUSTICE BEFRIENDS THE CHILD – TRAINING OF PRACTITIONERS FOR BETTER COOPERATION, financed by Justice programme of European Union, contract JUST/2014/JACC/AG/VICT/7465.