In 2018, General Prosecutor’s order determined specialized prosecutors and prosecutor investigators in order to carry out efficient investigation of domestic violence-based crimes, provide effective support to state prosecution. These prosecutors have completed specialized training course on domestic violence. The course covers the psycho-emotional aspects of working with survivors, witnesses and perpetrators of domestic violence and provides an overview of current domestic and international legislative frameworks related to domestic violence. The training course has been developed with the support of and in close cooperation with UN Women component of UN Joint Programme for Gender Equality supported by the government of Sweden. In 2018 three specialization courses were conducted on the issue of domestic violence and violence against women, within the ambit of which 83 employees of the prosecution service were trained. For the time being, there are 155 specialized prosecutors and prosecution service investigators in total. As of 1 May 2018, only specialized prosecutors and investigators handle the cases of domestic violence in Georgia.
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