4,500 volunteers work with Women’s & Children’s police stations
News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 19 December 2013 |
Set up in 2008, the solidarity volunteers work in their communities to promote the rights of women and children to be free of violence. Deputy Director of the National Police Javier Maynard and Erlinda Castillo, and chief of police of the Women’s and Children’s Police Stations, attended the 7th National Conference of Solidarity Promoters. At the ceremony deputy police chief Maynard announced that 61 Women’s and Children’s police stations were inaugurated in 2013 bringing the national total to 153 stations providing attention in cases of violence against women and children. In addition, over 100 more investigators have been employed and the capacity of stations strengthened through hiring more civilian personnel specialising in psychology, social work, and with legal expertise.