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Oversight bodies established for juvenile, correctional and remand centres
2013-10-10 08:50:20 | (0 Comments)
Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter
The Government has moved to establish oversight bodies for the island’s juvenile correctional and remand centres.
The Boards of Visitors, which were approved by Cabinet, will be responsible for monitoring the diet and health of juveniles as well as the maintenance and condition of correctional and remand centres.
They will also be tasked with monitoring matters relating to the safety and wellbeing of minors in these facilities.
Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator Sandrea Falconer says a registered doctor, an attorney with five years experience and a psychologist will be included on each board.
She was speaking at yesterday’s post cabinet press briefing.
The establishment of the Boards of Visitors for juvenile correctional and remand centres comes at a time when the government has stepped up efforts to address the needs of children in conflict with the law.
Recently, the Government announced that all female juveniles had been removed from adult correctional facilities.
And the Cabinet has backed legislative amendments to remove the uncontrollable label from children with behavioural problems.
Meanwhile, the government announced recently that plans are underway to retrofit 14 police stations to house juveniles offenders.
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