New Approach For At-Risk Families

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The time has come for a different approach to target at-risk families to ensure that they get the required help. This was one of the solutions put forward during the second town hall meeting on Parenting and Socialisation in a Changing Society amidst concerns that intervention programmes offered by various institutions were not reaching those for whom they were intended. …

Data Collection Critical To Fighting Crime

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Issues related to crime and security and disaster management should be the only two issues on the agenda for the next Heads of Government meeting. That is the recommendation from Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, who said they represented the most crucial areas facing the region at this point in time. “No other issues should be on the agenda because these …

Parenting & Socialisation Meeting Nov. 8

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The public is invited to a town hall meeting on the topic:  Parenting and Socialisation in a Changing Society, this Wednesday, November 8, at the Alexandra School, Queen Street, Speightstown, St. Peter, beginning at 7:00 p.m. This is the second of three town hall meetings being hosted by the Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit as part of the activities …

Meeting On Gun Violence On Nov. 1

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are invited to a town hall meeting on the topic:  Tackling Gun Violence in Our Communities, tomorrow, Wednesday, November 1, at the Princess Margaret Secondary School, Six Roads, St. Philip, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The meeting is the first of three being hosted by the Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit as part of the activities …

Focus On Reducing Crime And Violence

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Reducing Crime and Violence in Our Communities will take centre stage when the Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit (CJRPU) observes Crime Awareness Month 2017, from November 1 to 30. A number of activities highlighting and prompting discussion on the objectives of the various organisations of the criminal justice system, including crime prevention, will take place this month. In this …

Link Between School Drop Outs & Criminals?

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

There is a need for education officials in Barbados to examine the link between the dropout rate in schools and the propensity of such persons to commit crimes. This was one of the points emerging out of a National Consultation on Violence hosted by the Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit (CRJPU) at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium. Senior Research Officer …

Parents Urged To Seek Help

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

Parents of troubled youth must never be ashamed to seek help. Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Attorney General, Diane Campbell, gave this advice recently during a Parenting Workshop at Almond Bay Caterers. The workshop, entitled: Crime Prevention through Parenting, was hosted by Office’s Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit. Ms. Campbell told the parents gathered that they must …

AG: Give Ex-Prisoners A Second Chance

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, wants to see a change in the attitude of Barbadians towards former prison inmates. He made the appeal recently during a panel discussion hosted by the Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit on: Building a More Efficient Criminal Justice System, at Solidarity House. “I am an advocate of second chances. If we don’t give them [ex-offenders] …

Changes Coming For Justice System

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Changes are on the cards for Barbados’ criminal justice system as policymakers continue striving to improve its efficiency and reduce backlogs. Some of these changes were highlighted by Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, as he contributed to a panel discussion hosted by the Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit on the topic: Building a More Efficient Criminal Justice System, at Solidarity …

Consider Victims Of Crime Too

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

More consideration needs to be given to victims of crime, with the possibility of arrangements being made for their offenders to compensate them for their wrongdoing. This was one of the points raised by officials at the Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit (CJRPU) during a recent lecture at Solidarity House on the topic: The History of Punishment from Then …