Samoa Police Domestic Violence Unit Formalise Review of the Family Violence Policy

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The Samoa Police, Prisons & Corrections Services Domestic Violence Unit held a workshop this week with members of the Judiciary and Samoa Australia Police Partnership (SAPP) and to formalise the move to review its Family Violence Policy.

The workshop is set as an implementation stance of the family violence planning policy, which will be driven and administered by the Domestic Violence Unit.

Guest Speaker and Spokesperson of the day, Honourable Judge Talasa Atoa Saaga, during her remarks, empowered police officers to realise the impact they have once they deeply understand their duties under the Family Safety Act 2013 which is enforced by SPPCS.

Honourable Senior District Court Judge Talasa Atoa Saaga is a Champion of Samoa’s Family Court.

Judge Talasa further added the establishment of the Domestic Violence Unit will enable police officers to follow the law as it stands and give them the right to respond to victims.

Samoa Police, Prisons and Corrections Services, together with the Samoa Australia Police Partnership, acknowledge Honourable Judge Talasa Atoa Saaga for her invaluable contribution to the session and her ongoing support, as well as her effort in advocating the importance of the role played by DVU and its stand against domestic violence.

“IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF A DOMESTIC ABUSE, SPEAK UP! REACH OUT! DVU IS HERE FOR YOU! DO NOT WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE.”

Phone 911 or 22222 for Samoa Police Domestic Violence.

Or Phone Samoa Victim Support Groups Free Calling Number: 800-7874.