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11:49
11:49

Fort Portal Remand Home Facing Congestion crime 1

Constructed in 1975, the remand home which was meant to accommodate 45 juvenile inmates is now home to 79 inmates.
09:58
09:58

Kabarole District Neglects Juvenile Rehabilitation Programmes shamillah kakunguru 2

According to the Childrens Act, local governments are mandated to provide juvenile offenders with the basic needs, contribute towards their reform, education, rehabilitation and prepare them for reintegration back into their families and communities after serving their sentences.
08:21
08:21

Over 15 Minor Offenders Missing Court Sessions Due to Lack of Transport magistrate court

However, Elly Magwara, the Kasese Vice chairperson opposed the construction of a remand home in the district and instead proposed the construction of rehabilitation center. According to Magwara, most of the children are in conflict with the law due to lack of counseling and guidance.
16:24
16:24

Delayed Release of Funds Cripples Remand Home Operations 1

Patricia Mugisa, the Matron Fort Portal remand home, says they have run out of food to feed the minors and are forced to seek assistance from residents neighboring the home, who contribute money to buy some food.
07:59
07:59

Child Offenders Struggle to Access Justice judith magambo 2

Kemigisa wants the parents and guardians to always try and resolve cases involving children amicably other than taking them to court, where provision of justice is inadequate.
14:14
14:14

Kabarole Needy Children Miss Out On Christmas Gifts juveniles 1

At this time of the year, various individuals and organizations operating in Fort Portal give out items to orphans and juveniles. Some of the gifts include rice, clothes, beddings, soap, bread and meat.
07:31
07:31

Police Officers Forced to House Juvenile Suspects remand homes 1

Due to the acute shortage of remand home facilities, in some of the district the minors and kept in the same police cells with adult offenders for several weeks, while in some areas cops have turned their houses into detention centers for the minors.
13:04
13:04

Rehabilitation Programs Give Hope To Juvenile Offenders 2

The programme emphasizes creating meaningful rehabilitative programs that provide each youth, upon leaving the juvenile justice system, with at least one way to earn a living. Under the rehabilitation programme, several projects including carpentry, tailoring, catering and brick making have been set up at Fort Portal remand home in Kitumba, where there are more than 60 juvenile offenders.
08:06
08:06

District Diverts Remand Home Funds shortage of food 1

Last month, Kabalore district probation department received 90 million shillings from the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development to purchase food and other basic necessities for the home. However, the money was diverted by the district. As a result, inmates are now being fed on a single meal a day instead of three.
10:41
10:41

Child on Child Violence Cases Worry Kabalore Authorities 2

Records at the Family and Children’s court show that more than fifteen cases of child on child violence have been handled by the court in the past three months.
18:13
18:13

Justice Eludes Child Offenders juvenile offenders 1

Ahura says that the in-charge of the court was transferred last year but he was never replaced.
07:54
07:54

Food Scarcity Hits Fort Portal Remand Home judith magambo 1

On some days, the children eat only one meal a day instead of three and feed on porridge only
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