Cuthbert-Flynn pledges to ensure penal facilities for juveniles have tools for rehabilitation

State Minister in the Ministry of National Security Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn has pledged to ensure that penal facilities for juveniles have the necessary tools with which to rehabilitate offenders.


Speaking at a tour of the Rio Cobre Juvenile Correctional Centre in St. Catherine on Monday, Mrs. Cuthbert-Flynn said more collaboration will help in reducing the re-offending rate among juveniles.


The re-offending rate among juveniles is about 40-percent.


The state minister noted that working with parents will help strengthen homes.


She underscored her commitment to ensuring that the juvenile centres are adequately equipped to prevent re-offending.


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