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Positive Changes From Public

Change is definitely on the horizon as far as the Fiji Corrections Service (FCS) is concerned. Yellow Ribbon Project Co-ordinator Assistant Superintendent, Isireli Dausiga, said they have noticed a positive
09 Feb 2015 08:30
Positive Changes From Public

Change is definitely on the horizon as far as the Fiji Corrections Service (FCS) is concerned.

Yellow Ribbon Project Co-ordinator Assistant Superintendent, Isireli Dausiga, said they have noticed a positive change in the perceptions of individuals towards inmates released from correction centres.

“This is positive compared to previous years,” Assistant Superintendent Dausiga said.

“Before inmates were usually released and within a short period they are back in prison but now that is not the trend anymore. Before their communities were usually their second prison because of how society looked at them.

“This shows that people have grasped the idea behind the project and we are able to also accomplish what was never done before.”

Meanwhile, the FCS will launch the Yellow Ribbon Project in four other areas this year.

Spokesperson Kuini Waqasavou said this year’s launch would commence in March at Vunidawa in Naitasiri then to Navosa, Nayavu in Wainibuka and Savusavu.

The project was officially launched in 2008 by the FCS, to educate communities of their roles and responsibilities in the successful reintegration of ex-offenders back into their families and society as a whole which will contribute to a safer, secure and prosperous Fiji.

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