Grenada Broadcasting Network

25th May 2022

  

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The number of juveniles appearing before the court remains a major concern for Grenada’s New National Party administration.

It was one of the issues highlighted by minister of education at the party’s convention on Sunday.

The Grand Bacolet Juvenile Rehabilitation Center is now home to an additional fifteen juveniles, recently sentenced by the Court.

This latest development with the nation’s young people and other issues in the school system has sparked concern especially for minister for education Emmalin Pierre.

Her concern hinges mainly on the number of juveniles appearing before the court and the seriousness of the cases.

The education minister says the situation should not be taken lightly and calls for a collective effort by society.

She says with the backing of parents a special committee has been appointed to look into a special program of support will be adopted as a means of saving these young people.

The Grand Bacolet Juvenile Rehabilitation Center was established in 2016 as a viable option for young offenders under the age of eighteen instead of the Her Majesty’s’ Prison.

The center was built to accommodate seventy-five residents for periods of three months to three years.

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