Vol. 7, Issue 6 (2020)
The role of public benefit organization and the use of evidence to provide assistance in cases of violence and abuse
Author(s): Lullalin Piamkla
Abstract: This research is to study the role of public benefit organization and the use of evidence to provide assistance that is appropriate for the current situation; beside study the trends, relationships, case information and roles of public benefit organizations on the types of cases; as well as to study the guidelines for the proceeding of public benefit organizations for the proper use of evidence in the future. This research is mixed-methods, with documentary research, historical data for one year, which is 2019. Quantitative research by finding the correlation data, the lawsuit, and the role of public benefit organizations on the types of cases by descriptive analysis and testing the relationship between variables by Chi-square test. Also, qualitative research through in-depth interviews with representatives of public interest organizations in a total of three organizations, including; Pavena Foundation for Children and Women; Friends of Women Foundation; Women and Men Progressive Movement Foundation; and experts, total 12 persons. The results revealed that all three organizations have similar goals in establishing: helping children and women who are abused and brutalities; however, each organization has a different set of specific goals or objectives. For the role of public organizations, the benefit of using evidence in the trial, it was found that the foundation is committed to assisting victims of suffering and grievances, especially complaints about children and women who have been sexually abused or abused in various forms. As for the assistance, it is coordinated with relevant government and private agencies to provide immediate assistance to victims and to carry out physical and mental healing. As for the development guidelines to be suitable in the future, it was found that the human resource development of the public benefit organization must be initiate to have the legal knowledge, such as training for knowledge provision, or sending staff of public benefit organizations to study in forensic science, or having forensic experts to work directly with the organization, to make participation or coordination in the investigation and gathering evidence more effective.