Psychologists from family police stations received forensic training to improve expert reports
- 105 psychologists who are part of Family Police Stationswill prepare more rigorous and detailed expert reports necessary for decision-making in processes with victims of violence in a family context.
- This training was conducted in order for psychologists to follow the standards of the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensics (INMLCF) for the development of said reports.
- By 2022 the Register of Unique People Served (PUA) in family police stations stands at 97,084 people (all people, in all roles).
- From January to August 2022, the number of victims of domestic violence in Bogotá rose to 26,809, of which 6,893 were men; 19,879 women and 38 LGBTI persons.
Bogota, DC, September 27, 2022. The partnership between the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensics (INMLCF) and the Family Sub-Directorate of the Regional Secretariat for Social Integration ensures the training of 105 psychologists who are part of Family Police Stationsto prepare expert reports in a more technical way, essential for decision-making in processes that occur with victims of violence in the family context.
The event, which took place in the Rodrigo Lara Bonilla Auditorium of the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensics, was attended by the psychologists who were trained, in addition to the National Director of the INMLCF, Jorge Arturo Jimenez Pajaro, Deputy Director for the Family of Social Integration, Omayra Orduz, the forensic psychologist of the INMLCF, Ruth Rosalba Niño Castro, in addition to the cultural intervention of Nicolo neighborhood circusan initiative of the Idipron Regional Institute for the Protection of Children and Youth.
During the event, Omayra Orduz, Deputy Director for the Family of the Regional Secretariat for Social Integration, explained: “Law 2126 of 2021 tells us that the interdisciplinary teams of the family police stations must comply with the standards indicated by Legal Medicine. This training qualifies and enhances the technical level of the family police teams so that effectively this expert report has technical and academic rigor and responds in a scientific way to this expertise which is fundamental in the decision-making process defining the the situations of victims of violence in a family context”.
“This process was aimed at the forensic training of psychologists from police stations, under legal provisions that facilitate the processes of forensic examination by these professionals. The work has been hard, long and this is only the beginning of a series of trainings that we must continue to carry out,” INMLCF national director Jorge Arturo Jimenez Pajaro assured.
For her part, Maritza Herrera, a psychologist at the Chapinero Family Police Station, expressed her feelings about the training. In his words: “This has allowed us to have input so that we can put into practice what Law 2126 of 2021 orders us to do, and also to be able to discover that there are professional situations that we need to address, in which we must update ourselves” .
According to Ruth Rosalba Niño Castro, forensic psychologist and INMLCF trainer, “forensic psychologists will have the opportunity to perform forensic psychological evaluations once and thus avoid this re-victimization of citizens because it no longer has to be hit from entity to entity “.
According to data from the SIRBE control board, issued by the “Strategic Analysis and Design” Directorate in the Regional Secretariat for Social Integration, from January to August 2022, the number of victims of violence in a family context was 26,809, of which 6,893 men; 19,879 women and 38 LGBTI persons.
Of the victims of domestic violence, 426 were served through the “Call of Life” telephone line (601-3808400), and the remaining 26,587 – personally. The localities with the most cases of domestic violence are Ciudad Bolivar with 13.1%, followed by Kennedy with 12.8% and Bossa with 11.9%. Attention to male victims of violence in a family context represents 26%, while 74% are female.
By 2022 the Register of Unique People Served (PUA) in family police stations stands at 97,084 people (all people, in all roles). The total number of persons served includes all administrative orders of family police stations.
The District Family Police Stations They carry out functions assigned by Law 2126 of 2021 to ensure the protection and restoration of the rights of victims of violence in a family context by providing care to people with special constitutional protection.