The Embassy’s International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) is working with Montenegrin law enforcement to counter domestic violence and to support initiatives that promote gender equality.
For example, ICITAP will support the participation of female police officers from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the World Conference of Women in the Security Sector in Budva (February 19 – 22). ICITAP will also provide assistance so that female police officers from Montenegro can attend the Women’s Leadership Institute (February 24 – March 1) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This event traditionally focuses on empowering women in public safety organizations.
In 2018, ICITAP organized a conference to support first responders in preventing and responding to incidents of domestic violence in Montenegro. Building on this success, ICITAP will host a training program on police procedures in domestic violence cases in 2019.
The U.S. Embassy is proud to support these initiatives and to work together with our Montenegrin partners in strengthening the rule of law. Our team will continue to provide expert assistance, training, and equipment to support Montenegrin law enforcement’s reform efforts in 2019.