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Correctional centre helps curb juvenile crime

Correctional centre helps curb juvenile crime

Sep 13, 2014 - 15:28

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The Child Correctional Centre is yielding promising results in bringing down the juvenile crime graph in southern Helmand province, Justice Department claimed on Saturday.

Director for Justice Muhammad Tayeb told Pajhwok Afghan News public awareness, the growing number of schools, religious and cultural activities had played a vital role in rehabilitating children with a criminal record.

Over 50 children were currently enrolled in the facility, he said, adding they were provided all basic facilities in addition to rehabilitation programmes. The centre, he stated, had been built with financial aid from the British government.

Citing poverty and illiteracy as major causes behind juvenile crimes, the director said that children at the facility had been showing positive signs being afforded the opportunities to study.

Razia, a native of Sangin district, told PANinfo-icon she had been imprisoned for three years after running away from home. She expressed contentment with the facilities provided at the centre.

Similarly, Muhammad Nabi, a 17 years old boy from Greshk district, is serving a five years jail sentence for being a Talibaninfo-icon fighter. He also expressed pleasure over the study opportunities.



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