Superintendent of Police, Eunice Annor, Eastern Regional Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) Coordinator, has commended Youth Bridge Foundation (YBF), for its contribution towards improving juvenile crime in the New Juaben Municipality.
She said the activities of YBF and other NGO’s which focusses on child rights, has helped reduce juvenile crime in the municipality, noting that less crime incidents were recorded during the 2015 yuletide as compared to 2014.
The programme is part of a project dubbed:” Securing the future of young people in Ghana through improved Juvenile Justice Administration,” and it’s being funded by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa.
She called for the need for the institution of juvenile clubs in the basic schools and urged NGO’s to spread the education to other schools in the municipality as well as the region to benefit majority of the youth.
Supt Annor mentioned areas such as Akwatia, Oda, Yilo and Manya Krobo, Nsawam, Begoro and Donkorkrom as places with high juvenile crime rates and appealed to NGOs to extend their programmes there