Frederick Stephenson And Local Institutions

Minister of Social Development Frederick Stephenson said several local institutions are continuing to benefit from the Juvenile Justice Reform Project.

Minister Stephenson spoke of the benefits of the project as he addressed the opening of a two-day National Training Conference this week, organized by the Ministry of Social Development for local and regional stakeholders.

Minister Stephenson said Juvenile Justice Reform aims to ensure a complete overhaul and upgrade of the Justice Systems of all OECS countries involved in the project.

He said the ultimate aim is to ensure the total rehabilitation of all youth who come into contact with the law.

Minister Stephenson said steps are being taken to upgrade the relevant local institutions which will play a role in the implementation of the Juvenile Justice Reform Project.

The Juvenile Justice Reform System which targets young people in the Eastern Caribbean, who have had to go through the Justice System is being undertaken by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS.