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Justice Ministry Grants Clemency To 12 Youths
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Justice Ministry Grants Clemency To 12 Youths

By Richard Stephens

MONROVIA, March 13 (LINA) - A Justice Ministry official has disclosed that the ministry granted clemency to 12 youths who were among 52 child offenders in 2013.

The 52 child offenders were charged with minor offences and subjected to prolonged pre-trial detention at the Monrovia Central Prison.

The Communication Director at the Justice Ministry, Ms. Maude Somah, told the Liberia News Agency Thursday that Defense for Children International (DCI-Liberia) carried out advocacy intervention on behalf of the 52 child offenders.

She said DCI-Liberia has strengthened and established a total of 20 child welfare committees (CWC) and 20 children clubs in Montserrado and Bomi counties, which are empowered to protect, prevent and report issues of child rights violations occurring in the communities.

Madam Somah further explained that a children protection training workshop was conducted in selected communities in Monrovia and its environs by DCI-Liberia, in which 14 police officers, five clerks of court, seven DCI-Liberia staff, 72 local stakeholders, CWC members, as well as representatives of the children clubs participated.

She recalled that two years ago, 2,500 posters were printed and distributed to communities, government ministries and agencies and magisterial courts, as well as police stations to identify tangible gaps within the juvenile justice system that the Government and other partners would utilize for future interventions.

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