The Bureau of Corrections and Rehabilitation is conducting a three day workshop in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County to improve probation and patrol.
The training which is supported by UNDP – Liberia is focusing on several critical issues including; investigate offender’s history for the court, write reports on the progress of offenders, conduct meetings with offenders as well as their families and friends, supervise offenders and monitor their progress, community engagement with offenders amongst others
The event is bringing together Probation Officers, School administrators, local authorities, media and some citizens in Robertsport City, Grand Cape Mount County.
Speaking to participants, the Chief training Officer of Bureau of correction and rehabilitation, Col. Eric David said, the training is also aimed at discussing strategies on how to decongest prisons facilities in Liberia and to educate stakeholders how to work with the correction system .
He told participants that the Bureau of Corrections is a major component of the criminal justice system of Liberia because it contribute to the protection of society by providing safe secure and humans custody of offenders in accordance with universal acceptable standard; while encouraging and helping them in their rehabilitation as a law abiding citizens.
The BCR officer said, there are 16-prisons in Liberia that stands to rehabilitate people and as such it was produce that officers and community stakeholders be knowledgeable about their workings .
Col. David said, the Bureau of Correction and rehabilitation was established in 1960 and the criminal procedure law of 1969-70 has a division of correction, composed of the administration sub division, bureau of correction institution, bureau of probation services and bureau of parole.
The training program which started today is expected to end Wednesday.