Outreach programs to highlight cause of violence and juvenile delinquency scheduled for April 22 and 23
As part of outreach programs tailored to stimulate public interest in youth and juvenile justice issues through active participation, two activities have been planned under the theme Reflections – Breaking the Cycle of Violence for April 22nd and 23rd2016.
Featuring messages sent to various persons by a prisoner in a prison van on his way to the Court for a crime expected to result in his hanging, the dramatic presentation titled, ‘View from the Prison Van’ will proceed the panel discussion The Root Causes of Violence – Our Role in Breaking the Cycle on Friday 22nd April.
Panelists include, ASP Claude Weekes, Mrs. Yvonne Alexander, Prison Officer Vincent Richards, Retired Youth Officer Matilda Popo, Counsellor – Thomas Holmes and Mr. Montgomery Richards. According to a release, this activity is an attempt to examine dysfunctional family dynamics as one of the root causes of violence.
Meanwhile, the second activity on Saturday, April 23rd 2016, will be the showing of a movie – “David’s Story” produced by the Grenada OECS Juvenile Justice Project from 7pm at Arawak House of Culture. Social issues such as child neglect and abandonment, child abuse, homelessness, child labour, parenting, gender based violence, migration, peer pressure and juvenile delinquency will be highlighted through the movie.
The general public has been invited to attend both events and give priority to serious issues to generate behavior change for positive family dynamics and decrease in violence…..
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