Statement from the Caribbean Committee Against Sex Crimes (CCASC) on important milestones

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Caribbean Committee Against Sex Crimes is an initiative founded by Camille St. Omer of the Zandoli Foundation.

Camille appointed Attorneys at law Jonathan Bhagan and Gina Maharaj to lead the initiative in mid- 2016.

Initially the advocacy of CCASC focused on a regional sex offenders registry based on the International Megan’s Law.

Every CARICOM state would have to pass a local sex offenders registry and then amalgamate the information into one database to track sex offenders moving in and out of the region.

With further research a greater focus was put on Victims Support. The majority of victims of sex crime do not go to the police. Furthermore some CARICOM states can take as long as 8 years to finish a rape trial, these delays are a harrowing ordeal for a survivor of…

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