Department of Social Development - Services: Social Crime Prevention Programme
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The Department of Social Development Crime Prevention and Support Programme aims to provide a range of specialised probation services to persons (children, youth and adults) in conflict with the law and their victims to reduce recidivism, through:
The Department of Social Development, in collaboration with service delivery partners also renders diversion programmes to adult offenders. Adult offenders are referred for diversion at the discretion of the National Prosecuting Authority, and usually...
What is diversion?
What is the Child Justice Act (CJA)? Since 1 April 2010, children who committed crime are dealt with in terms of the Child Justice Act (CJA), instead of the normal criminal procedure which is used for adults. The aim of the CJA is to set up a child...
The provincial Department of Social Development, along with non-profit organisations, provide re-integration and after care services to children and adults in conflict with the law.