The conversation between the Correctional Service Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi and staff of the Rehabilitation, Reintegration and Regeneration unit held their final quarter meeting with CSSI Faith Based, Stake holders and Service Providers at the Parole Conference room, on Tuesday November 23, 2021
“The meeting was the final meeting for the service providers mainly at the Rove Central Correctional Center (RCCC). Some of the stakeholders also do the provincial centers.
As part of the program, CSSI Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi presented his key note address. It was the first time for the Commissioner to attend the stakeholders meeting and spending the session with them.
In presenting his remarks, the Commissioner expressed his gratitude to the stakeholders for their professionalism, experience and efforts in rehabilitating the inmates throughout the year.
In response, the faith based and service providers attending the meeting expressed their gratitude in getting the assurance from the Commissioner, with regards to a number of administrative matters raised.
“As a way forward, matters raised during the meeting shall potentially be raised at the national peace building, prevention and rehabilitation forum on Thursday 25.” Manelusi said
The Director of Rehabilitation, Regeneration and Reintegration Inspector Jimmy Aega did a presentation on the function of the Yellow Ribbon Project carried out by the CSSI RRR officers. This has been carried out throughout the provinces and around Honiara quite recently over the month.
All the stakeholders expressed their passion to share the skills in reaching our communities as part of the reintegration process of our ex-offenders.
The Commissioner expressed his views for the stakeholders to be familiar with the Yellow Ribbon Project and share the task of educating our communities proper.
CSSI has as its plan to launch the Yellow Ribbon Project next year 2022. As a way forward, the RRR Adviser Anthony Maelasi expressed the need to produce materials as part of the launching for the stakeholders to use.
“The broader goal of the Yellow Ribbon Project is to give our ex-offenders a second chance in life and becoming an asset in our nation Solomon Islands.” Maelasi said
Manelusi acknowledged the Service providers, CSSI Faith Based and Stake holders for service rendered in 2021.