In response to a study indicating that 85% of women in Chiclayo had experience physical and/or psychological abuse, Centro Santa Angela has developed a two-part program.

First, the agency conducted a situational diagnosis of family violence in the Jose Leonardo Ortiz District of Chiclayo. This analysis included the roles played by the various public and private organizations involved in addressing family violence.  Secondly a university-certified training course was developed 30 individuals involved in providing family violence services.

Participants in this course, which began in October 2016, include members of the judiciary, public prosecutors, police, lawyers, psychologists and social workers. The course will be completed in 2017.

Heart-Links is grateful to Cambia Development Foundation for their financial support of this project.