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Juvenile Justice Act to Be Accessed On Mobile Phones

03 July, 2014

Source: Government of Ghana


Youth Bridge Foundation (YBF) has launched an interactive voice response and SMS platform at a stakeholder's forum in Accra on Tuesday.

The project is aimed at increasing the awareness of the rights and responsibilities of young people relating to justice and also expands the scope of legal education for them by simplifying legal process and procedures.

The Programmes Manager of YBF, Mr. Douglas Quortey said YBF considers awareness of the fundamental human right and access to justice for young people crucial in their development.

YBF is a Youth Focused Organization setup to create supportive platforms to challenge the creativity of the Youth, and to make available critical information and resources needed for total development of the Youth.

The goal of the Foundation is to promote the development of an environment that optimizes the potential of the Youth and to support them develop into responsible adulthood, the official website of YBF has said.

According to Mr Quortey, the platform will help the youth reach their full potential for the country to tap into for national development.

He said through the project, the Children's Act 506 and the Juvenile Justice Act 653 can be accessed on the mobile phone via text message and interactive voice response platform in Twi, Ga , Ewe and Dagbane on MTN short code 1578.

Mrs Comfort Asare, the Deputy Director of Social Welfare lauded the project, adding that the lack of information on justice for the young people has made it difficult for them to stand for their right.

Mrs Asare admitted short coming in the justices system regarding the young, but said government was committed at improving the system.

Source: ISD (Nana Ama Bonnah)

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