Country Bahamas
Year 2007
Type of Measure Social services > Hotline/Helpline, Police > Protocols and guidelines
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


In 2008, the Royal Bahamas Police Force established an emergency hotline number to help reduce the incidences of domestic violence in New Providence. The hotline is also expected to assist in reducing the number of deaths and serious injuries that occur as a result of domestic violence.

The new hotline number (323-0884) does not replace the existing Emergency 919 number, but gives police an opportunity to intervene in potentially violent situations before they occur. The hotline is being implemented so that victims of abuse can call in and communicate the conflict before it escalates into violence.

Source of Information

The Government of the Bahamas Website (http://www.bahamas.gov.bs/), Press release dated 02/12/2007, "Police establish separate hotline to help fight domestic violence."