(PRESS RELEASE) – With the implementation of the Juvenile Justice Reform Project II Supervisors and Family Case
Workers within the Juvenile Justice System in Saint Lucia are now more knowledgeable and informed about their role in the rehabilitation and reintegration of youth in conflict with the Law.
The sensitization process took place at a Supervisory and Family engaged Training Workshop on Friday December 6th, 2019 at the Bay Garden’s Inn.
The training workshop was spearhead by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in Collaboration with Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Local government and Empowerment.
Lavorne Desir is the Research Officer in the Ministry of Equity and workshop technical assistant: “Our role is to coordinate and work with partner agencies providing training, facilitating the acquisition of equipment and the legislative direction of various projects under the JJRP II. We are also responsible for improving the systems and protocols that exist. Based on evidence this Project is well placed to help solve some of the societal situations that we face. The scope of the project speaks to diversion, rehabilitation and reintegration of youth back into society. Whether abused or at conflict with the
Manager of the Boys Training Centre Wang Sonson stated that the workshop would reinforce the mandate of the Boys Training Centre.
“It will not only assist me but it will assist other supervisors from the Boys Training Centre who participated in the training right now and would reinforce what we learnt by putting it into practice. The workshop will also provide us with new strategies when is come to supervisory management.”
JJRP II targets youth aged 18 and below, who are in conflict with the law in the following six countries Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts-Nevis and St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Saint Lucia.