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Juvenile offenders rehabilitation project gets US$2.5m boost

Published:Saturday | March 18, 2017 | 12:41 PM

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has received US$2.5 million to expand a rehabilitation project for juvenile offenders.

The New Path Project began at the South Camp Correctional Centre and is being implemented in collaboration with Trust for the Americas, a non-profit agency of the Organization of American States (OAS).

It promotes productive alternatives for juvenile remandees and offenders.

The project also facilitates weekly counselling, the implementation of educational and vocational training, conflict resolution initiatives as well as the opportunity for apprenticeship and internship.

Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Pearnel Charles announced recently that the project is in its second phase and will be extended to the Hilltop and Rio Cobre Juvenile Correctional centres.