The Caribbean Umbrella Body for Restorative Behaviour (CURB) is the first and only Caribbean network of non-profit associations working to assist and support criminal offenders, ex-offenders, crime survivors and their respective families.
In 2009, CURB partnered with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Ministry of National Security in Trinidad and Tobago to host 2 days of training in understanding and responding to human trafficking for prisons officers, persons in prison ministry and various civil society representatives.
From 2009 to 2010 CURB sat on the Cabinet appointed Task Force to develop a policy document to address human trafficking in Trinidad and Tobago. Since 2011 we have partnered with both State agencies and civil society organisations to conduct training sessions for key stakeholders.
In 2013, CURB partnered with the Ministry of National Security and the Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development to host a 3-day workshop on ending male demand for commercial sex and violence against women and girls. This was the beginning of our "End the Demand" campaign.
Since 2014, CURB has been privileged to be part of various global research initiatives to expand how stakeholders approach the prevention of human trafficking and working with survivors of human trafficking.
IMPACT THE LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK
With experience in legislative advocacy CURB was pleased to sit on the Cabinet appointed Task Force which developed the legislative framework to combat Trafficking In Persons in Trinidad and Tobago (2009-2010). We continue to monitor, review and comment on all applicable laws.
SOME KEY PARTNERS
Ministry of National Security
Since 2009, CURB has enjoyed good working relations with the Ministry of National Security on various committees and to train State and non-State actors.
CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOPS
CURB has partnered with the Ministry of National Security (MNS) since 2011 to conduct annual 3-day workshops for State and civil society representatives addressing various aspects of countering human trafficking. In 2013 we and MNS were joined by the Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development as the workshop addressed male demand for commercial sex. In 2018 we partnered with MNS to train staff of service providers for victims of human trafficking.
IOM Port of Spain Office
Since 2009, CURB has been privileged to benefit from IOM training and has partnered with IOM to build capacity in State as well as non-State actors.
GLOBAL LEARNING COLLABORATIVE
CURB was honoured to be selected as a participant in the Global Learning Collaborative from 2016 to 2017. This research driven project brought together global service providers to deliberate on and produce a report of the key principles of practice for working with survivors of human trafficking.
Gender and Child Affairs
In 2013, CURB collaborated with MNS and the Gender and Child Affairs Division to address male demand for commercial sex. We continues to utilise our "End the Demand" campaign to further the discussion on ending all forms of gender based violence.