24th October 06:53 AM
Fiji Corrections Service to hold first Yellow Ribbon Employment Symposium next Friday
By Aachal Chand
Tuesday 09/10/2018

The Fiji Corrections Service will be holding their first Yellow Ribbon Employment Symposium next Friday.

Corrections Commissioner Commander Francis Kean says this is the first opportunity for the prisoners to find a source of employment to ensure there is sustainability with their families when they go back to their communities.  

Kean signed the CARE Network Memorandum of Understanding with Methodist Church of Fiji today.

The agreement signed by both parties will support the rehabilitation and reintegration of ex-offenders.

Kean says that this MOU will benefit all male and female prisoners.

The CARE Network aims to improve the effectiveness of rehabilitation and develop initiatives of ex-offenders.

The implementation of the CARE Network initiates from day one when a Methodist offender is imprisoned. 

President of Methodist Church of Fiji Dr. Epineri Vakadewavosa, says that more than 1000 members of Methodist Church are there trying to reduce the crime rates.

Kean says female prisoners are given facilities to give birth or to breast feed their babies.

They have a nursery whereby a 3 year old and around 1 year old are currently with their mothers in prison as breast feeding is really important for a baby’s health.

Meanwhile, the Annual Yellow Ribbon Walk will be held on the 20th of this month at the Albert Park.

Registrations will start from 5.30am followed by the walk at 6.30am.

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