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Correctional / Residential Home
Tuen Mun Children and Juvenile Home

 
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The Social Welfare Department (SWD) provides residential training for mal-adjusted children/juveniles and young offenders through social work intervention to give effect to the directions of the court.  To achieve service synergy and enable shared use of facilities, the SWD has, since 2007, co-located six correctional and residential homes in a multi-purpose residential complex, namely the Tuen Mun Children and Juvenile Home (TMCJH), which serves the functions of a place of refuge, a remand home, an approved institution (probation home) and a reformatory school.
   
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The TMCJH is a gazetted home, and provides temporary custody and residential training for children/juveniles and young offenders in accordance with the statutory requirements of -
 
 
 -   a place of refuge under the Protection of Children and Juveniles Ordinance (Chapter 213), the Immigration Ordinance (Chapter 115) and the Child Abduction and Custody Ordinance (Chapter 512)
 - a remand home under the Juvenile Offenders Ordinance (Chapter 226)
 - an approved institution (probation home) under the Probation of Offenders Ordinance (Chapter 298)
 - a reformatory school under the Reformatory Schools Ordinance (Chapter 225)
$d Capacity
  388
   
$d Service Content
  I)  Education and vocational training
 

Learning of academic and generic subjects and diversified skills training courses are provided for the residents to meet their varied academic levels and learning needs and having regard to their length of stay so as to enable them to pursue further studies and/or enhance their vocational pursuits and employability with recognised qualification upon discharge from the home. 

  II)  Individual counselling and group work services
 

Individual residents are assisted to handle personal, interpersonal and family issues through development of self-understanding, social skills, emotion management and positive thinking in case and group counselling.  The home follows up on the progress and needs of each resident, and formulates, executes and reviews his/her personalised training programmes.  The aim is to inspire the residents to overcome difficulties and to build self-confidence and discipline in preparation for reintegration into the community.

  III)  Community connection
 

The home arranges for various community organisations to run a variety of group and supportive activities for the residents to establish meaningful community connection.  The home also encourages the residents to participate in community activities and voluntary services so as to nurture their communication skills, leadership and self-value, which would be conducive to their reintegration into the community.

  IV)  Recreational activities
 

The residents may take part in a range of arts, music, cultural, sports and leisure activities so that they may develop healthy hobbies, enhance personal capabilities and develop potentials.

  V)  Guardian visit/Family work/Leave of absence
 

Parents or guardians are welcome and encouraged to visit their children in the home.  Case counselling and parent-child activities are conducted to help the residents re-establish positive communication and improve relationships with their parents.  For residents of the probation home and reformatory school, leave of absence may be granted to the residents whose performance has become stable after a period of residential training so as to facilitate their obtaining effective family support upon discharge from the home.

  VI) Medical care
  The home provides 24-hour nursing service for the residents.  The visiting medical officer provides general medical services.  For residents who have special physical, mental or psychological needs, they will be referred to specialist doctors and/or clinical psychologists for assessment, advice and treatment.
   

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 Fees and Charges
   All the services are free of charge.
   
$d Address and Contact Number
  Address: 3 San Shek Wan North Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories
  Tel. No.: 2460 7102
  Fax No.: 2460 7812
   
 
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