This study aimed to investigate rehabilitation
programs on the behavior of juveniles at Manga children
remand home who are remanded within the facility
following an increase in juvenile delinquency over the
years since the facility was opened in the year 2008. It was
guided by Structural Functionalism Theory and Social
Learning Theory. Descriptive research design was applied
and 18 juvenile children were sampled from a population
of 45 children, through simple random sampling
technique, while all the 9 staff members were purposively
sampled through census sampling technique.
Questionnaires were administered to children for
quantitative data, and also Focus group discussion while
staff members were interviewed for qualitative data.
Quantitative and Qualitative data analysis was done
descriptively using, excel word and SPSS version.22 and
presented on frequency tables and percentages. It was
found that rehabilitative programs that were offered in the
remand home were counseling, both individual and group,
vocational skill trainings, spiritual welfare, informal
education and agriculture. These programs were found to
be effective in addressing juvenile behavioral problems
and their anti-social behavior. There was positive
behavioral change that was observed among the children
as a result of the rehabilitation programs. The study also
found that most of the staff members were competent
given their good academic qualifications and the durations
they had taken when offering their services at the facility.
Keywords : Child Offender, Juvenile Delinquents, Rehabilitation Programs, Recidivism.