The Secretary for Justice, Ms Teresa Cheng, SC, visited Kwai Tsing District today (August 15) to keep abreast of the provision of youth services in the district and met with Kwai Tsing District Council members.
Accompanied by the Chairman of the Kwai Tsing District Council, Mr Law King-shing, and the District Officer (Kwai Tsing), Mr Kenneth Cheng, Ms Cheng visited the Youth Crime Prevention Centre run by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups to learn about the operation of the centre, which provides support services for young people aged 10 to 24 who have been arrested and under police investigation, victims of the cases and their families.
During the visit, Ms Cheng learned that the centre offers preventive education, crisis intervention and assessment, and counselling services. She was also briefed on an online platform, Youth Law, which provides the public with information on juvenile crime prevention and support services available.
Ms Cheng then went to the Salvation Army Tai Wo Hau Children and Youth Centre, where she was introduced to services promoting the personal development of children and young people. She also exchanged views with several groups of youngsters joining summer activities in the centre. Ms Cheng said she was pleased to note that the centre serves as a neighbourhood location for connecting youngsters in the community and promoting their growth and development.
Before concluding her visit, Ms Cheng met with members of the Kwai Tsing District Council and exchanged views on issues of concern.
Ends/Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018