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CISOCA needs sign language interpreters help, facing challenges communicating with mute and deaf clients

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2015 | 12:06 PM

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

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

She says persons can either volunteer to interpret or help to train staff to communicate with members of the deaf community.

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