Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago

Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs

Training and Sensitization Sessions

The Criminal Justice Unit also collaborates with key stakeholders and NGOs to conduct training and sensitization sessions with users of the Criminal Justice System. This is to ensure that all stakeholders are trained and informed about their role within the Criminal Justice System and to improve the effectiveness of the system by reducing delays in decision-making, increasing public confidence and ensuring equitable access to justice. The following are some of the recent trainings and sensitization sessions held by the CJU:

  • Joining the International Criminal Court (ICC) List of Counsel in collaboration with the ICC and the Judicial Education Institute of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Legal Drafting and Verification Workshop on the Development of a New Firearms Act
  • Anti-Gang Workshop conducted by the United States Embassy in collaboration with the Criminal Justice Unit
  • Anti-Corruption Workshop conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States
  • Training and Technical Assistance for members of the ACIB on the Commonwealth Anti-Corruption Benchmarks in collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Sensitization of the TTPS on the Abolition of Preliminary Enquiries
  • Plea Bargaining Sensitization with the Public Defenders Department and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in collaboration with the National Centre for State Courts
  • Sensitization with personnel from the TTPS and the Judiciary on the population of the Sex Offender Registry; and
  • Training to strengthen Trinidad and Tobago’s capacities to effectively detect, investigate and prosecute online child sexual exploitation and abuse and related crimes