Police officers reminded of Juvenile Act

Fiji Women Crisis Centre legal officer Stephanie Dunn speaks to participants at the Best Practice for Police Response to Domestic Violence training. Picture: LUKE NACEI

POLICE officers attending the Best Practice for Police Response to Domestic Violence training at the Warwick Fiji Resort in Sigatoka were enlightened on how to deal with cases involving children.

Fiji Women Crisis Centre legal officer Stephanie Dunn had today reminded the participants of the Juvenile Act.

She said according to the Act a police officer when apprehending a child who has committed and offence is not supposed to put hand cuff on the child.

“It is also compulsory for parents, gurdiance or social welfare officers to be present when a child is been taken in, children will have to appear with them,” she said.

 

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