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Chief urges support

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

THE Tui Levuka, Ratu Etonia Seru Rokotuinaceva, urged residents of the Old Capital to support the Fiji Corrections Service yellow ribbon program.

He made the plea at the launch of the yellow ribbon project at Nasau Park in Levuka last Friday.

"Let us hold hands and support the Yellow Ribbon project concept as we are dealing with human beings and members of the communities that we live in," said Ratu Rokotuinaceva.

"Their successful integration back into society will depend on our willingness to forgive and forget the wrongs that they have done and accept them back wholeheartedly into our families and communities."

Deputy Commissioner for Corrections Superintendent Akuila Namakadre said the yellow ribbon project was introduced to educate the community at large of its responsibilities and roles in the holistic transformation of those sentenced by the courts.

"The Fiji Corrections Service can set up several rehabilitation programs for inmates while serving their sentence. However, the time they spend with us is but a small fraction of the time they spend with you as a community," said Mr Namakadre.

He said family support was a major motivator for inmates to accept and take seriously their rehabilitation programs.

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