PROTASIS Project: the training session to Police officers is doing great!

In November 9, 2017

PROTASIS Project – Police Training Skills  



PROTASIS Project: the training session to Police officers is doing great!

In September and October the first two Training Sessions of PROTASIS Project took place in Italy. Between November and December the third and last session will take place in the city of Lucca

The Protasis Training module consists of three sections, dedicated to the victims of crime and their treatment by the Police:

Knowledge Oriented Seminar

Skills’ Oriented workshops

Signposting and Referral Pathways Development Seminar, with the participation of organizations and local associations in charge of supporting victims of crime and violence.

The Training Module is repeated for three times and a total number of at least 70 police officers are trained in each participating country (Italy, Greece and Portugal). The Italian Sessions are managed by the Italian project partners: EUROCRIME srl and SIPL (Interregional School for Local Police).

The first training session started with the Knowledge Oriented Seminar that took place in Riccione during the event “The Days of Local Police – National Congress and Expo of Technologies and Products”, at the SIPL stand on the 22 September 2017 and it was trained by Mr. Silvia Ciotti of EUROCRIME.

SIPL and EUROCRIME planned the 3 training sessions according to the following calendar:

First Session

22 September 2017, 4 hours, by EuroCrime, Riccione

29 September 2017, 4 hours, by EuroCrime, Riccione

06 October 2017, 8 hours, by SIPL, Riccione

13 October 2017, 4 hours, by SIPL/Eurocrime, Riccione

Second Session

20 October 2017, 8 hours, by EuroCrime, Modena

27 October 2017, 8 hours, by SIPL, Modena

03 November 2017, 4 hours, by SIPL/EurocCrime, Modena

Third Session

17 November 2017, 8 hours, by EuroCrime, Lucca

24 November 2017, 8 hours, by SIPL, Lucca

01 Dicember 2017, 4 hours, by SIPL/EuroCrime, Lucca.

Important notes:

– During the second Skills’ Oriented Workshop held in Modena by Dr. Bagnara the parents of a victim of crime reported the story of their experience: their daughter, Giulia Galiotto, was brutally killed by her husband in 2009 in the city of Sassuolo (in the Province of Modena) and the family suffered for her death twice. Her mother, Giovanna Ferrari, reported that the family was treated very bad from the criminal justice system and during the legal proceeding the relatives were humiliated and denigrated and this fact made the family suffered more than the killing of Giulia itself. The trial was used to put the family under prosecution rather than to condemn the committed crime.

Giovanna Ferrari wrote a book reporting her negative experience. The book is titled “Per non dargliela vinta” (edited by Il Ciliegio). Thanks to this evidence the police officers realized the implications of the status of victim, understanding the importance to give concrete answers to victims and their relatives in order to prevent the phenomenon of secondary victimization.

– The first two training Modules were very appreciated by the participants. The Local Police Headquarters that participated to the training sessions held in Modena are already organizing meetings involving social services, policy makers and citizens. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss together the importance of organizing concrete hospitality services and to give adequate answers to victims of crimes living in the territory. This is definitely a positive consequence of the training realized by the PROTASIS project.

– These are the numbers of participants involved:

  1. First Edition held in Riccione: 27 participants belonging to 9 different Local Police Headquarters and to 1 State Police Headquarter;
  2. Second Edition held in Modena: 27 participants belonging to 11 different Local Police Headquarters;
  3. Third Edition to be held in Lucca: 36 participants are foreseen belonging to 12 different Local Police Headquarters.

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