Chuck en­cour­ages guid­ance for youth

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

MIN­IS­TER OF Jus­tice Del­roy Chuck has called on com­mu­nity lead­ers to pro­vide guid­ance to the coun­try’s youth in or­der to steer them into pos­i­tive be­hav­iours and away from il­licit ac­tiv­i­ties.

The min­is­ter, who was speak­ing at a sen­si­ti­sa­tion ses­sion on jus­tice ser­vices at his Con­stant Spring Road of­fice on Thurs­day, said too many young peo­ple are em­u­lat­ing dons and lotto scam­mers.

“Re­spon­si­ble lead­ers need to stand up for what is right and good in our so­ci­ety,” Chuck said.

He told the gath­er­ing of teach­ers and jus­tices of the peace (JP) that the min­istry was on a cam­paign to rid the so­ci­ety of in­dis­ci­pline and brutish and coarse be­hav­iours, and they will be re­quired to play a key role in the process.

Schools and com­mu­ni­ties, Chuck said, need peo­ple who can play their part in pass­ing on pos­i­tive val­ues and help­ing to build a so­ci­ety that can be passed on to the younger gen­er­a­tion.

He urged “right-think­ing mem­bers of the so­ci­ety” to come for­ward and re­ceive the ap­pro­pri­ate train­ing so that they can of­fer their ser­vices in their com­mu­ni­ties in restora­tive jus­tice, among other ar­eas.

CHUCK

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