The Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer says juvenile delinquency is a national issue, concern and responsibility that requires a concerted effort from all sectors of the community to address.

The Chief Justice urges the national and provincial governments to address the growing numbers of unemployed and marginalized young persons entering the society at a very early age.

These include school dropouts and those from broken homes.

Sir Albert says the Church in Solomon Islands also has a great responsibility and opportunity to play a transforming role to minister to the spiritual and mental needs of young people.

He says this will help young people to recognize and appreciate their value and uniqueness in society, challenging them to be contributors to society rather than a burden.

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