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Our mission is to facilitate social, cultural and economic development at the community level.
Our mission is to promote sustainable economic development by engineering and regulating a vibrant co-operative sector in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Our mission is to provide persistently, effective programmes and efficient services aimed at advocating equity in family relations, fostering the Rights of the Child, persons with disabilities, the elderly and enhancing the socio-economic development of all family members.
Our mission is to ensure that all citizens of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have equal access to opportunities that will shape their social, cultural, spiritual, educational, economical and political development.
Our mission is to provide a caring environment in which boys 7 – 16 years old having familial, educational, social, emotional, and or behavioural difficulties can develop skills that would allow them to become responsible and productive citizens.

Minister

Hon. Frederick A. Stephenson

Biography

A Pilot project, will soon be carried out by the Gender Affairs Division, within the Ministry of National Mobilisation, for a number of inmates currently housed at Her Majesty’s Prisons and the Belle Isle Correctional Facility.

Twenty-five inmates held at both Her Majesty’s Prisons and the Belle Isle correctional Facility, will, from 16th January, participate in a program called the Positive Reinforcement Program for the Rehabitable (PRPR).

Mr. Anton Caesar, an official of the Ministry of Social Development told NBC news that the main focus will be on post-release preparation for the participants.

Some of which includes helping them to find job placements, counselling, parenting skills, and therapy, because it is all about getting that individual back on course so that he/she can be accepted back into society.

Mr. Caesar said that the program will be carried out for a period of three years. The first year will mainly deal with training and counselling, while the last two years will be to monitor/evaluate their attitudes and behaviour.

He added that discussions will be held with the Prison Service, with a view towards developing another program, which will cater to the needs of prisoners who have already been released.

The participants in the program include prisoners from both the Belle Isle Correctional Facility and Her Majesty’s Prisons.




SOURCE: NBC

 

 

Family Services Division

We Facilitate and identify alternative homes for abused children and the elderly.  Liaise with child care agencies, regional and International. Prepare social inquiry report for the Court and relevant international agencies.

Our Division is located in Pauls Avenue in the Co-operative Credit Union League Building. Find out more on what we offer

Contact Information

Permanent Secretary
Mrs. Nerissa Gittens-McMillan 
Tel :(784) 450-0395
PBX :(784) 456-1111
Ext : 395/396
Fax :(784) 457-2476 
E-mail: office.socialdevelopment@mail.gov.vc

Address

The Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Local Government, Gender Affairs, Family Affairs, Persons with Disabilities and Non Governmental Organisations

Halifax Street Kingstown St. Vincent

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Saturday - Sunday
Closed