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Counselling session is important for juveniles

April 17, 2019 12:10 pm

The Juvenile Bureau Unit says it takes counselling very seriously to ensure a young offender does not recommit the same crime.

Unit Officer in Charge – Acting Inspector Ema Bolatolu counseling plays an important role in changing the mindset of a juvenile.

She says this is able to allow the offenders have a positive attitude to life and allows them to have positive thoughts.

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After their files has been received if it’s a minor case we make sure or in all cases we re-visit the juvenile, we revisit their families and we even call their schools and check how are they coming to school and how are they doing in their school work.

Bolatolu says they’ve engaged Empower Pacific and Medical Services Pacific to provide counselling as they’re expertise on this field of work.

Meanwhile, the Juvenile Bureau unit have recorded 846 theft cases in the past six years – an offense that tops their list.

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