ST. KITTS-YOUTH-US signs MOU regarding YES project

May 1, 2018
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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, May 1, CMC – The United States government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the St. Kitts-Nevis government to ensure that at-risk youth here receive maximum benefits from the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Project.

USAID CushingUSAID’s Mission Director, Christopher Cushing said the MOU will govern the YES project’s implementation here as well as deepen an ongoing partnership and exemplifies the commitment of both governments to the successful implementation of the project.

It is intended to foster strong coordination to jointly meet common objectives, and highlight the importance of timely information sharing, effective cooperation, and sustainability planning.

“This MOU being signed …will reinforce the collaboration that currently exists between USAID and the government of St. Kitts and Nevis. We look forward to continuing to work with our partners on the ground, to create stronger systems and services that build greater resiliency among the youth,” Cushing said.

The YES initiative aims to reduce youth involvement in crime and violence in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean.

The project is implemented under three components: the Strengthening Evidence-based Decision Making (CariSECURE) Project which promotes evidence-based decision making for youth crime and violence; the Community, Family and Youth Resilience (CFYR) Project which strengthens these three components of society to withstand, mitigate and recover from involvement in crime and violence; and the Juvenile Justice Reform Project which enhances juvenile justice systems to rehabilitate youth in conflict with the law.

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May 1, 2018
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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, May 1, CMC – The United States government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the St. Kitts-Nevis government to ensure that at-risk youth here receive maximum benefits from the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Project.

USAID CushingUSAID’s Mission Director, Christopher Cushing said the MOU will govern the YES project’s implementation here as well as deepen an ongoing partnership and exemplifies the commitment of both governments to the successful implementation of the project.

It is intended to foster strong coordination to jointly meet common objectives, and highlight the importance of timely information sharing, effective cooperation, and sustainability planning.

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“This MOU being signed …will reinforce the collaboration that currently exists between USAID and the government of St. Kitts and Nevis. We look forward to continuing to work with our partners on the ground, to create stronger systems and services that build greater resiliency among the youth,” Cushing said.

The YES initiative aims to reduce youth involvement in crime and violence in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean.

The project is implemented under three components: the Strengthening Evidence-based Decision Making (CariSECURE) Project which promotes evidence-based decision making for youth crime and violence; the Community, Family and Youth Resilience (CFYR) Project which strengthens these three components of society to withstand, mitigate and recover from involvement in crime and violence; and the Juvenile Justice Reform Project which enhances juvenile justice systems to rehabilitate youth in conflict with the law.