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  • A committee has been convened to resuscitate services at the Granville Restorative Justice Centre in St. James.
  • Operations at the centre have been impacted by financial constraints and leadership conflicts for some time now.

A committee has been convened to resuscitate services at the Granville Restorative Justice Centre in St. James.

This was stated by Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, during an address to the House of Representatives on October 19.

“Terms of reference have been prepared for the committee; they have convened and are committed to having the centre up and running in a matter of months,” he said.

The Minister informed that operations at the centre have been impacted by financial constraints and leadership conflicts for some time now.

The centre will help residents in the community to resolve their conflicts, and forms part of the Ministry of Justice’s thrust to implement alternative dispute resolution programmes that promote social cohesion.

There are six headings under which conflicts can be referred to a Restorative Justice Centre.

They include interpersonal conflict at the community level, which can be referred directly to the Restorative Justice Centre; and certain minor offences that can be referred to the court by the police.