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FG plans juvenile justice reform system

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Attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and the minister of justice, Abubakar Malami has said plans were in top gear for juvenile justice reform in the country.

He made this known in Abuja on Tuesday during a virtual interactive session with attorneys-general and Heads of courts of the 36 states and FCT.

The minister said considering the vulnerability and susceptibility of juveniles and children deprived of liberty in locked facilities, correctional centres, borstal homes, including those detained with their parents or caregivers, and those detained on national security grounds, to contracting the coronavirus, due to the congested environment they are detained in the intervention was imperative.

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He said the plan is strategic in the attainment of Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals.

He noted that the plans were aimed at promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, “provide justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.