RE-SHAPE CBO launched towards addressing challenges facing ex-convicts

Cases of criminality among young people in Nakuru West Sub county will be a thing of past following the launch of RE-SHAPE Community Based Organization-CBO.

The CBO is meant to streamline issues around the same.

Speaking on Wednesday April 17, 2024 during the launch at Nakuru West Deputy County Commissioner’s office in Kapkures, Lucy Maina-Chairperson of the RE-SHAPE CBO, stated that the aim is to embrace ex-convicts and re-integration in the society without any discrimination.

“We shall also work with Prison Department so that we prepare the community in accepting those who rejoin after serving their sentence,” she stated.

Lucy called for an end to stigma in society towards the ex-convicts.

She noted that the CBO will work with the Probation office in Nakuru towards the same.

Lucy once again called on political class to help in addressing challenges young people in society, adding that young people should not be seen as a threat to their political space.

Probation officers led by Grace Abukuse revealed that the State Department for Correctional Services lauded Government efforts in ensuring probation offices in every sub county to assist those on probation.

She added that the youth who are on probation should be supported.

“The youth who are ex-convicts should ensure they work on the skills towards empowerment. As Probation office, we shall continue to support and work together with RE-SHAPE CBO through linkages,” she stated.

According to the officer, family issues should be addressed to avert more young people getting involved into criminal activities.

The youth were also taken through sensitization on the issue of drugs and substance abuse and effects.

 

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