Members of the Royal PNG Constabulary and prosecutors participated in role-play court situations which examined and cross-examined witnesses in a sensitive manner. There was also a session focusing on medical evidence in chid sexual offences, child development and reducing trauma in interviews.
Public solicitor Jim Tamate said: "It takes a lot of courage for a child to give evidence, sometimes against the actions of their own parents. It is also how we approach and deal with these cases and evidence that determines a matter in the court of law.
"In criminal cases the bottom line is providing evidence, and if we don't provide that evidence properly then there is no justice for the victims of crime."
The workshop is funded through the PNG-Australia Law and Justice Partnership - Transition Program, and supported by the Strongim Gavman Program.