A juvenile detention center has been officially opened in K. Himmafushi.
The juvenile detention center was officially opened by Home Minister Imran Abdullah in a special ceremony held at K. Himmafushi today.
The purpose of a detention center is temporary confinement while a young person’s case is being handled in court. By contrast, correctional facilities are longer-term placements for youth who have been adjudicated as delinquent and then ordered by a judge to be confined rather than supervised in the community.
The juvenile center will be managed by the Maldives Correctional Service.