Probation officers lauded

December 15, 2016
Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr (centre), inspects a guard of honour formed by newly commissioned correctional officers during a recent ceremony, in St Ann.

Minister of state in the Ministry of National Security, Senator Pearnel Charles, Jr, is lauding the work being done by probation aftercare officers across Jamaica, hailing them as true champions.

Charles said members of the profession have proven themselves, serving in various capacities in the interest of national security.

"They are investigators, counsellors, conveners, providers, supporters, mothers, fathers and role models to several individuals across Jamaica that they interact with. They are doing a lot with a little. We appreciate and really do consider their work as being integral to the national security strategy," he said.

He said the Government is aware of the challenges that face them, and pointed out that the recent reclassification of probation aftercare officers is a start to address some of the challenges.

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