Mrs Ogechi Ogu center with participants at the workshop cut across different Government agencies. Photo: karlmax

Cov/ Daniel karlmax, Kaduna

Prisoners Rehabilitation And Welfare Action, PRAWA Says the Non- Custodial Measures enshrined in the Nigerian correctional Service Act, 2019 is about community correction that requires involvement of everybody toward prevention and reduction of crime in the Society.

The Deputy Director, Mrs. Ogechi Ogu Stated this during a consultative workshop for Government agencies and relevant stakeholders on effective implementation of Non- Custodial Measures at correctional staff college Barnawa, in Kaduna State Nigeria.

She explained that the consultative forum workshop was targeted at bringing stakeholders together to enlightened them on position of the law as well as their roles in ensuring effective implementation of the new act in Kaduna State.

According to her, the new innovation has been part of the administration of criminal Justice Act 2015, stressing that not so much is done regarding it’s implementation due to lack of human and material resources.

Mrs. Ogechi Ogu said the introduction of the Nigeria correctional Service Act, 2019 had provided a platform for the implementation of the non Custodial Measures using the available human and material resources of the service across the 36 states of the federation including fct.

The Deputy Director added that, the new act, also known as community correction would address not only crimes that have been committed but also the behavioral and criminogenic tendencies that could predisposed one to committing Crime with a view to making offenders become better citizens and law abiding members of the soiety.

The workshop which was aimed at creating a platform for Government agencies and stakeholders to interface and brainstorm on strategies for effective implementation of the new law was attended by members of the judiciary, officers and men of the Nigeria correctional Service, security experts, legal aids council as well as traditional and religious leaders among others.