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Jamaicans urged to support youth in Juvenile Remand Centres

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, December 18, 2017 – Kingston – Chairman of the non-profit organisation, Trust for the Americas, Michael Lee-Chin, is calling on influential individuals to provide support for youth, specifically girls in juvenile remand centres, so they can be in a better position to thrive when they leave the system.“Those of us who have a voice in the system and power in the marketplace should make sure we extend those facilities to those of our daughters in (juvenile remand centres) who don’t have a voice… to give them the (opportunity) to be contributory citizens eventually,” he said.   The Chairman was speaking during a visit to the South Camp Road Juvenile Remand and Correctional Centre on Wednesday (December 13).Mr. Lee-Chin told JIS News that Trust for the Americas will be leading the charge for support by designing a programme for the girls at the Centre “that will give them the support they need”.“The good thing is that they are in a captive environment (in a positive way) where we can influence them in terms of values, in terms of getting them caught up with school.   In fact, they should be ahead of their peers,  and at the same time, we have to look  at transitioning, so that they never come back in this situation and that they are optimistic that they can be contributing citizens to Jamaica,” he said.“Our job is to help you to get to that point where you feel confident, you feel optimistic, you feel like a good person.   We are going to do whatever it takes to help you be transformed from who you think you are now to the beautiful person that is within you,” he assured the girls.In the meantime, State Minister in the Ministry of National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr.; and State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, who accompanied Mr. Lee-Chin on the tour of the facility, welcomed the support already being provided under the New Path initiative as well as the additional support that will be forthcoming.A New Path was implemented by the Organization of American States (OAS) and Trust for the Americas, with financial support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).   The project, which began in January 2015, was scheduled to end in January 2017 but has been extended until September 2019.The Trust for the Americas, in collaboration with the Organization of American States (OAS), currently works with young offenders in juvenile centres across the island, including South Camp Road, under its ‘A New Path’ initiative.   It also targets youth in State care facilities and the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP).The initiative aims to provide hope to marginalised young people who have come into conflict with the law, by providing them with the requisite skills for reintegration into the society.   The Programme is designed to enhance the youngsters’ emotional well-being, which it is anticipated will contribute to reduced recidivism and, ultimately, reduced crime and violence.It offers and facilitates weekly counselling, the implementation of educational and vocational training, conflict-resolution programmes as well as opportunities for apprenticeship and internship.   It works on key areas that can enable the successful economic and social integration of youth.Also included in the initiative is a music programme, in collaboration with the National Youth Orchestra, and a sports aspect facilitated by the Youth Development Network.Press Release: JIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

OBITUARY James Henry Clancy Jr 79

first_imgCHELMSFORD, MA — James Henry Clancy Jr., 79, of Pelham, NH, formerly of Wilmington, MA died, Sunday March 10, 2019 at Lowell General Hospital.He was married to Susanna M. Clancy with whom he celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on November 24th, this past year.Born in Medford, he was the son of the late James H. Clancy Sr. and Jeanette (Carline) Clancy. He graduated from Woburn High School with the class of 1957.He proudly served with the U.S. Army.He retired from Kohl Madden Inc. of Malden in 2006.He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.James loved spending time with his family.Besides his wife he is survived by his sons, Kevin Clancy and his wife Nancy of N. Chelmsford, James H. Clancy III and his wife, Nancy of Wilmington; a daughter, Kelly and her husband Michael Cogan of Townsend, MA; a brother, Thomas Clancy and his wife Alice of Merrimack, NH; nine grandchildren, Elysha Shaw and her husband Justin, James Clancy IV, Daniel Clancy, Maggie Clancy, Abby Cogan, Aidan Cogan, Kathryn Cogan, Eric Frost, and Adam Frost, and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Anne Mahoney.Visiting hours Thurs. 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Friday at 10am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11am at St. John the Evangelist in Chelmsford. Burial in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Memorials may be made in his name to the Cancer Center of St. Joseph’s Hospital 172 Kinsley St. Nashua, NH 03061. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.James Henry Clancy Jr.(NOTE: The above obituary is from Dolan Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Lawrence “Mike” Considine, 63In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Donald R. Donahue, 80In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Charles G. Reekie, 88In “Obituaries”last_img read more