|Bahamas Department of Correctional Services|
The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDOCS), formerly Her Majesty’s Prisons, has been in existence in The Bahamas since the early days of the colony’s development. Presently, the facility comprises 7 correctional housing units including; Maximum, Medium, Minimum, Female Housing Units, Annex (Pre-release Dorm), Remand Center, and Central Intake.
|Teen Challenge Bahamas|
|Teen Challenge Bahamas was established in 1988 and began as an outreach program for substance abuse for adults and at risk juveniles. Since its inception, it has grown to a multifaceted substance abuse intervention program providing drug treatment in a residential therapeutic environment. Residents of the program are recommended through the local court system, the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services and the Ministry of Education. The program is presently managed by Mr. Eric Fox, program CEO. Recently, Teen Challenge also received an endorsement from Magistrate Subusola Swain attesting to the effectiveness of the program. Over the past 20 years, Teen Challenge Bahamas has opened its doors to men and at risk youths suffering from addictions and treated them using a one-year mentoring program that uses spiritual, emotional, educational and vocational training to help break the hold of addiction. In 2015, a total of 391 persons participated in the comprehensive drug prevention/treatment program. In 2016, Teen Challenge looks forward to partnering with the Urban Renewal Program in training community workers in drug preventive initiatives.|