Rehabilitation Programs on the Behavior of Juveniles in Manga Children’s Remand Home, Nyamira County – Kenya


Authors : Susan A. Rautta, Dr. Maurice Ogolla

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 8 - August

Google Scholar : https://goo.gl/DF9R4u

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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.

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