• Comprehensive assessment being done of NOC

    Minister within the Ministry of Education, Nicolette Henry, said that having the right set of staff is the first step towards ensuring that the New Opportunity Corp (NOC) can fulfill its mandate.news 20170203 1

    In an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA), Henry said that staff should be properly trained to ensure that the psychological and social aspects of the students’ welfare are taken care of and not only the remedial aspect.

  • Juvenile Justice Officer to help professionalize NOC

    The Ministry of Education, Department of Youth, is taking steps to professionalise the New Opportunity Corps (NOC). To start the process, the services of a juvenile justice officer from the United States of America will be utilized.news 20161014

  • NGO working with gov’t towards alternative sentencing for youths

    The non-governmental organisation, Sustained Youth Development and Research Incorporated (SSYDR), is collaborating with government, and working closely with the courts and the New Opportunity Corps (NOC) to provide alternative sentencing for youths.news 20170303 1

    SSYDR’s Executive Director, Magda Wills told the Government Information Agency (GINA) that the coach attached to the organisation makes representation for youths at court cases. This is to lobby for alternative sentencing of probation to the SSYDR project instead of a custodial sentence. This is aimed at reducing youth crime and violence significantly.