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  • The Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) is appealing for sign language interpreters to assist the office in communicating with mute and deaf clients.
  • Head of CISOCA, Superintendent of Police Enid Ross-Stewart, told JIS News that there are several cases before the agency relating to abuse of deaf and mute persons.
  • CISOCA is the branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) responsible for investigations relating to sexual offences and child abuse.

The Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) is appealing for sign language interpreters to assist the office in communicating with mute and deaf clients.

Head of CISOCA, Superintendent of Police Enid Ross-Stewart, told JIS News that there are several cases before the agency relating to abuse of deaf and mute persons.

“I am appealing to Jamaicans with these skills to volunteer or even to help us by training our staff to interpret the cases that we have involving mute and deaf clients. We would be more than happy to have your assistance in this area,” she said.

Persons interested in providing assistance may contact CISOCA at 926-4079/ 544-6140.

CISOCA is the branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) responsible for investigations relating to sexual offences and child abuse.

It aims to create an atmosphere, which will encourage victims to report incidents of abuse; ensure efficient and effective investigation into allegations of abuse; enhance the rehabilitation of victims through counselling and therapy; and to conduct public education programmes on sexual offences and child abuse.