Saturday, June 19, 2021

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The Department has signed a significant agreement with the County Governments touching on supervision of offenders in the community. The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between Probation and Aftercare service and the County Government took place on 10th March 2016 at Naivasha, under the auspices of the National Council on the Administration of Justice (NCAJ). The Director of Probation Service Mr. J. W. O. Oloo (OGW) together with the National Community Service Orders Committee Chairman Hon. Justice Luka Kimaru signed the memorandum with the Chairman of the Council of Governors Mr. Peter Munya on behalf of the forty seven (47) County Governments. The MoU is the agreement that will govern supervision of offenders under the community service orders programme in the County.

The agreement will see County Governments play a more facilitative role in the administration of justice by promoting the implementation of activities to improve the supervision of offenders in the community for the benefit of the inhabitants in all 47 Counties. This will involve a joint partnership in the identification of community projects within the County Government suitable for offenders to provide unpaid labour and publication of projects undertaken by the offenders. The County Governments will provide transportation and equipment for groups of offenders assigned to perform community service.

In the agreement, County Governments will also endeavour to allocate land for the establishment of Crime Prevention Centers targeting youth at risk of offending and Transitional Homes (halfway houses) for ex-offenders to reduce re-offending and foster reintegration and resettlement. The Director shall assign officers to county courts to facilitate administration of justice related to enforcement of County Laws. As a way of ensuring that the agreements is fulfilled, the two parties will establish at each County, joint committee chaired by the County Government to oversee and implement the salient provisions of this MOU.

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