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Apr 17, 2018

Howell Gillett Talks to Wagner’s Youths, Plans to Make Them GREAT

This morning, Senior Superintendent Howell Gillett addressed the inmates at the Wagner’s Youth Facility at the Belize Central Prison. In his statement, Gillett touched on a number of topics including conflict resolution, anger management, bullying, gang violence and a range of other topic areas. With the blessing from the U.S. Embassy in Belize, the Police Department will partner with Kolbe Foundation to introduce the Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) Program to the youths at the facility. Gillett explains:

 

Howell Gillett

Sr. Supt. Howell Gillett, Regional Commander, Eastern Division South

“We are very cognizant that these young people who are in that facility will be out on the streets very soon so we have to do our part to help to reform them. And the subject matter that I addressed this morning was bullying, anger management, [and] conflict resolution. And I am very pleased tell the nation that very shortly, I believe by next week, we will be introducing the gang resistance education and training program—that’s a U.S. sponsored program—we will be introducing it to the Wagner’s Facility. It is going outside the box because it was intended for standard four students in primary school, but we see the need for it and we have the full consent of the U.S. Embassy to go ahead and implement it at the Wagner’s Facility. And that program itself I am sure, by what we have seen in the past, will assist these young people.”

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