Millions in 2009/10 Budget for Rehabilitation of Deportees


Approximately $225 million has been set aside in the 2009/10 Estimates of Expenditure to fund a programme to rehabilitate and reintegrate local offenders and deported persons.
The programme aims to significantly improve the reintegration into Jamaican society of nationals who have been deported from the United Kingdom, after completing prison sentences. It is also aims at building the capacity of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS).
Physical targets for this fiscal year include, designing and implementing a Change Management programme for the DCS, improved supervision of offenders and greater use of community service orders.
The project will also seek to improve the DCS’s custodial and non-custodial facilities for rehabilitation, this year.
Started in November 2008, the project will run until March 2011 and is being financed by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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