Search Results for: criminology

  • 2015-10-05

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    CMP015 - A life after CRIME with Mtima Solwazi - Poet and Founder of Cascadoo Caribbean New Voices International

    Tags: male trinidad social poetry entrepreneur

    Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is a living example of displaying resilience in the quest for achieving success by utilizing the spoken word as a tool for cognitive-behavioural therapy, social activism, civic engagement, arts education, and literacy development. Our mentor left secondary school in 1988 with four CXC subjects at the Basic level and was deemed an at-risk deviant youth who was engaged in the street-level narcotics trade and gang affiliated activities from the age of thirteen. But this is not where his journey ends. At present, he is a post-graduate Sociology student of the University of the West Indies and holder of a Bachelor of Sciences with Honors in Psychology with Minors in Sociology and Criminology. He has been actively involved in youth and community development for the past two decades working with disenfranchised youth in high-risk environments and criminogenic communities across Trinidad. A past trainee himself, he dedicated his services to Servol for the past 14 years. Currently he is employed as a Community Action Officer with the Citizen Security Programme (CSP) a division of the Ministry of National Security. A self-published poet, our mentor continues to use the spoken word poetry as a catalyst for social change through is annual spoken word festival – Cascadoo Caribbean New Voices International Festival of Spoken Word. He is the recipient of several community awards for his selfless dedication and continued commitment towards youth and community development. Ladies and Gentlemen…Caribbean Nation… …Let’s meet Mr. Mtima Solwazi.


  • 2016-04-25

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    CMP039 - Thank those who tell you No...with Renee Cummings - Criminologist and Criminal Justice Consultant

    Tags: female criminology trinidad social consultant

    Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has mastered several very distinctive careers. Her career began in the media industry, where she moved from a newspaper reporter to a broadcast journalist and then to create history as the Caribbean’s first female television sportscaster. She is also the only broadcaster to host the country’s top three network television morning shows. Today she is the Executive Director of the Caribbean Anti-Violence Institute (CAVI) and the Renaissance Juvenile Justice Assessment Centre (RJJAC). She has emerged as a powerful voice as she advocates for a best practice criminal justice policy, in particular for child protection, justice for children, gender-responsive interventions for girls, and a trauma-informed criminal justice system. She holds a triple bachelor’s degree, special honors and magna cum laude, in politics, philosophy and media studies with a minor in creative writing. She also holds a Master’s of Science in Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, a Master’s of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Master’s of Arts Certificate in Terrorism Studies. She was honored at City Hall in New York City with a Proclamation from the City of New York for her outstanding contribution to New York’s Caribbean community and by various other international and local organizations. Ladies and Gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…let’s meet Ms. Renee Cummings