Sunday, March 17, 2013

Breaking the shackles of addiction : A unique programme initiated by Dr Jayadev Sarangi I.A.S. Inspector General of Prison, Govt. Of Goa and Fr. Joe for prison inmates in Goa

March 16th 2013 will go down in history as a red letter day in the lives of inmates in three different jails in the state of Goa. A unique model created to have corrective measures to reform drug addicts in any of these jails

An initiative by Fr. Joe H Pereira, Founder Managing Trustee of Kripa Foundation,  was well appreciated and accepted by the dynamic man with a vision Dr. Jayadev Sarangi  I.A.S. Inspector General of Prisons, Government of Goa.

This unique programme will consist of sensitization of the Jail staff, programmes of  awareness on the harmful effects of addiction, counseling, detoxification, rehabilitation and vocational guidance based on the Kripa Model of Recovery with the help of the 12 step programme of AA/NA inside the jail premises.

Initially the programme will be introduced in  jails of Vasco, Aquada and Mapusca in Goa. 

 Fr. Joe signed the MOU with three jail superintendents in Goa, and  personally met Dr Sarangi and thanked him for entrusting Kripa with this unique model  induction and  assured Dr. Sarangi  of all his support in his journey to help clean addicts in the jails of Goa.

 Fr. Joe was accompanied by Ebrahim Haroon of Goa.
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