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105 juvenile delinquency cases reported in Q2 2018: MoSD

105 juvenile delinquency instances reported in Q2 2018: MoSD

The Governorate of South Batinah recorded the maximum quantity of violations with 28 instances followed by North Batinah (18), Muscat (13), Musandam (11), North Sharqiyah (10), Dhofar (six), Buraimi (five), Dakhliyah (five), South Sharqiyah (five) and Dhahirah (four).

Most of these recorded incorporated males at 95.7 per cent. Of these 92 have been Omanis (89 males) and 3 expatriates (two males).

Talking about the rehabilitation of juvenile delinquents, Howra Moussawi, psychologist at the Juvenile Guidance Home of MoSD, mentioned, “We receive juvenile delinquents and conduct medical examinations to ensure their health and safety. We offer a variety of religious, health programmes and even handicraft training to them.”

Howra added that the ministry provides a sound legal understanding to these juveniles, introduces numerous sports activities and even inculcates religious values to get them on track. Providing a safe and economically sound family members as well are important, she mentioned. “MoSD provides all social and psychological care services for offenders and ensures they can integrate into the society easily. They are also provided training in professional crafts, mechanical, electrical and other works.”

Talking about the education of juveniles, she mentioned, MoSD has established Al Hoor Center in the Juvenile Guidance Home, which is affiliated to the Ministry of Education. MoSD also gives teachers to help juvenile delinquents so that they can full their research. The Juvenile Guidance Home reports to the court on the efficiency and activities of the offender each and every 3 months or for the duration of his/her keep in accordance with the selection of the court. “The juvenile delinquent is permitted to leave the Juvenile Guidance Home right after enhancing his behaviour and as soon as he is capable to integrate into society. We take care of them right after leaving the guidance residence as well.

“Our experts from the guidance home keep in touch with their parents to improve and strengthen their relationship with the family. We look for a foster family in case of incompatibility between the children and their families,” mentioned Howra.

Howra urges households to produce a sort of friendship in dealing with kids and inculcating in them the Islamic values and principles that produce psychological safety and self-handle. “I also hope that families establish clear frameworks in children’s use of technology to make sure that they are employed to contribute to their development only and not otherwise,” she added.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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