A new Juvenile justice Reform Group is lobbying for alternative means of dealing with young people when they commit crimes.
President and founder of Youth Justice Antigua and Barbuda, Former Police Inspector, Trevor Young who spoke to ZDK news this morning said that they’re calling on the government to alter the law to accommodate other means of punishment rather than incarceration.
Young also proposed an alternative route for the government which is currently being practiced in China as a means of protecting the reputation and the future of young men and women in Antigua and Barbuda.
He went on to clarify that organization does not condone criminal activities; however he said that young people should be given the opportunity to change their lives without being imprisoned.
The programme which was established in July of 2016 will officially be launched this evening at the Precision center at 7pm.