Director of Lifeline Ministries, Tina Alexander, says there needs to be an individual within the Government to champion the cause for a juvenile secure unit here.
Currently, juveniles are being forced to share the same prison cells as adults, a practice which is in direct violation of the rights of the child.
Alexander wants some urgent action taken in that regard to get such a centre established and functioning.
She says the NGO Coalition for the protection of children and youth, of which Lifeline Ministries is a member, is willing to work with the Government to source the necessary resources.
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