Magistrate Gloria Septra Augustus says Dominica will receive assistance from a US Based Organization in reforming the Child Justice System.

Augustus says the country is lagging towards making the Child Justice Bill an Act, and that cannot remain as is.

She was speaking at the opening ceremony of a two day consultation on the issue of child and adolescent development.

Police Officers, Magistrates, Teachers, Social Workers among others, are taking part in the Consultation which got underway this morning.