Defence for Children International
Objective of institutional treatment
The end aim of institutionalisation is to assist
juveniles to assume socially constructive and productive roles in society.
Whilst in institutions all juveniles should receive social, educational,
vocational, psychological, medical and physical assistance. Particular reference
is made to the needs and problems of young female offenders who should receive
no less care and assistance than their male counterparts. Inter-ministerial and
interdepartmental cooperation is encouraged for the purpose of providing
adequate academic or vocational training to institutionalised juveniles in order
that they do not leave the institution at an educational disadvantage.