Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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The Principal Secretary, State Department of Correctional Services Mr. Micah Powon, on 31st March 2016 met with the senior management of Probation and Aftercare Service at the Nakuru Probation Girls Hostel, Nakuru. The purpose of the meeting was to review the Department’s performance in the current financial year and address some of their concerns and challenges. In his key note address to the County Probation Directors, the Principal Secretary laid emphasis on the important role the Department was playing in reducing prison population as part of addressing challenges in the justice sector. He noted that the Department’s vantage position in the criminal justice system and the community was vital in assisting courts make informed decisions in relation to bail, bond and sentencing. He pointed out that reduction of the penal

population without compromising public safety was a major concern for the government. The need to increase effectiveness was also emphasized as this would enhance public and stakeholder confidence in non-custodial sentencing.

The National Director of Probation and Aftercare Service Mr. J.W.O. Oloo informed the PS of the various challenges affecting service delivery in the Department starting with inadequate resources and equipments. He also highlighted the various achievements the Department has been able to realize in the last couple of years both on development projects and work with offenders.

During the meeting, the Principal Secretary handed over technical tools to the management of the Nakuru Girls’ Probation Hostel for hair dressing courses taken by the offenders residing in the facility. The Probation Hostel hosts young female offenders whose home environment is not conducive for their supervision and rehabilitation or immediate return upon placement on probation orders by the courts. The Hostel had been offering hairdressing courses, a favourite course to the female offenders, but did not have adequate equipment and tools to undertake the training. The equipment will enable the offenders have practical experience of the course. Empowerment of young offenders with knowledge and skills is one of the ways through which the Government is tackling the problem of crime among the youth.

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