Police, prison and probation officers in Grenada attended training workshops regarding restorative and rehabilitative approaches to juvenile justice reform.

The three-day training workshops were hosted by the United States Agency for International Developmentā€™s (USAID) Juvenile Justice Reform Project (JJRP) in collaboration with the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

The training began on November 30, targeting more than 100 staff from the Bacolet Rehabilitation and Treatment Centre.

The workshops focused on standards of care in custody, aftercare and social reintegration of child offenders, management of juvenile facilities, conditions of detention in police custody, girls in detention and restorative justice.

Mr. Stephen Frahm, who is the Principal Officer with the US Embassy in Grenada, said during the closing ceremony that the US government and Grenada are striving for a system which will better address trauma and risk factors juvenile offenders face.

The JJRP is a partnership between the US government, through USAID, and the OECS Commission. It supports six OECS member states to increase alternative approaches to juvenile justice reform.