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SOCIAL CRIME PREVENTION

Introduction

  • Social Crime Prevention objective: To provide services to all persons at risk and in conflict  with the law, ensuring social protection and contributing to a safer society, in support of law  enforcement and crime combating initiatives
  • Therefore, in ensuring compliance to our objective Social crime prevention section have to  engage with the  identified persons that are at risk and in conflict with the law with special focus on  rendering preventative programmes and early intervention services which are outcome  based. I will then highlight activities rendered and outcomes achieved by all the  groups that  we have in social crime prevention

Activities

  • Youth Dialogues and Youth Crime Prevention Summits
  • Youth Camps and Wilderness therapy programmes
  • Life Skills Programmes
  • Parenting Programmes for parents of children identified as being at risk of being in conflict with the law
  • Awareness programmes and information sessions
  • Individual and family therapy services
  • Restorative Justice Processes: Victim-Offender mediation, Family Group Conferencing
  • Family Preservation Services
  • Job Creation Programme and Career Exhbitions
  • Support Groups
  • Monitoring and Tracking of clients
  • Evaluation of effectiveness of interventions.

Achieved Outcomes

  • Assisted children and youth identified by parents and school teachers as being at risk before they require statutory services, and more intense therapy was rendered.
  • Decrease in  number of young people  from entering the Criminal Justice System.
  • Children being diverted away from Criminal Justice System.
  • Decrease in number of children incurring criminal records.
  • Modified behavior
  • Service users being empowered with skills to enable them to cope with the challenges leading in involvement in criminal activities.
  • Assisted court to make informed and impartial decisions when sentencing services users who have been found guilty of different  offences
  • Enhanced good relationships within families and communities.
  • Social cohesion is promoted
  • Reduced re-offending
  • Reduced institutionalization
  • Self reliance and optimal social functioning within the family and community settings.