Victimization can have a great impact and varied effects on victims who, at the same time, face the reaction of the social environment.The examination of the practical implementation of the Directive 2012/29/EU establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime on Member State level reveals that the most significant challenge remains the obligation to safeguard that all victims have access to victim support based on their specific needs.Police officers are most often the first point of contact that a victim has with the authorities.In this context, police staff is expected to demonstrate certain skills when interacting with victims, especially those with special needs due to personal or situational characteristics, such as victims of gender-based violence and child victims.
The main objective of the PROTASISproject is to contribute to the development of a victim-friendly environment during the victims’ contact with the police, by ensuring that victims are treated in a respectful and sensitive manner through the improvement and strengthening of police officers’ communication skills and knowledge on how to interact with victims.
Furthermore, the project aims to produce scientific and practical results which will contribute to efficient implementation and practical application of the Directive 2012/29/EU establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime (Victims’ Directive), and further facilitate the implementation of Protection Measures on national and European level (i.e. Regulation (EU) 606/2013on mutual recognition of protection measures in civil matters, Directive 2011/99/EU on the European Protection Order).
Specifically, the project’s objectives are:
Overall, PROTASIS will contribute to:
PROTASIS is funded under the EC Grant Agreement JUST/2015/RDAP/AG/VICT/9318