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Look out for signs of domestic abuse – JCF

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is encouraging the public to be aware of signs of domestic abuse, following three recent incidents which ended tragically.

Noting that domestic violence also includes family violence and child abuse, the JCF said it consists of behaviours through which the perpetrators — intimate partners, spouses, etc — seek to exercise power and control over their partners through the use of physical violence and/or verbal abuse, emotional abuse, threats, intimidation, stalking and harassment.

The different forms of abuse which citizens should be aware of include:

The JCF reminded citizens that its domestic violence centres offer professional counselling, referrals to appropriate agencies, follow-ups with clients, and credible and reliable information.

Counselling is provided by trained and certified volunteer counsellors and chaplains who are trained in handling domestic violence matters, the JCF added.

Contact the Domestic Violence Intervention (ICARE) Centres at:

Constant Spring – 876-702-5120 or 876-702-5121

Matilda's Corner – 876-978-6003 or

the nearest police station.