‘62% of juveniles in adult care homes delinquents again.
A report by the Audit Bureau showed that 62% of the juveniles, who were embraced by care homes and received a degree of social, psychological and educational care that qualifies them to return to society again as good individuals, returned to delinquency during the past three years, and committed crimes and violations punishable by law, reports Al-Qabas daily. The report, of which the daily received a copy of, revealed many behavioral deviations of these juveniles, including drug possession not to mention the bloody quarrels and aggression against others.
The report indicated that there is waste in the financial spending directed as subsidies to ‘foster children’ over the age of 30. The Audit Bureau issued a report related to monitoring and evaluating the efficiency of the performance of the social welfare sector in the Ministry of Social Affairs, especially family custody and juvenile care and some special observations on juveniles who return to delinquency, in addition to monitoring a group of violations of public funds and behavioral deviations for a group of foster children over 25 years old.
The report indicated that 139 of the juveniles returned to delinquency again, despite being held in care homes, pending a new case or multiple and recurring cases, after they received a degree of social, psychological and educational care that qualifies them to return to society again as good individuals, indicating that the percentage of these recidivism during the aforementioned years was 62 percent.
Source- Arab Times.