Special section: Alternative Ways to Address Youth - AWAY

AWAY project aims to raise awareness on diversion, a restorative method in juvenile justice. There are available services and opportunities for diversion, but current measures are not appropriate or effective. 

AWAY project aims to raise awareness on diversion, a restorative method in juvenile justice. There are available services and opportunities for diversion, but current measures are not appropriate or effective. Evidence based research, capacity buildings, different information campaigns take place in Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania and Belgium between 2017-2018.The project is launched by the Regional Office for Central and South Eastern Europe of Terre des hommes and implemented by juvenile justice organisations throughout Europe. It is supported by the REC Programme of the European Union and is currently implemented in 5 countries:

1. Bulgaria, under the coordination of Program for the Development of the Judicial System (PDJS).
2. Croatia, under the coordination of Brave Phone Croatia
3. Romania, under the coordination of Terre des hommes Helvetia in Romania.
4. Belgium, under the coordination of Defence for Children International (DCI) and International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO)
5. Hungary, under the coordination of Terre des hommes Regional Office for CEE (project lead) with The Global Network for Public Interest Law (PILNET).

The project aims at ensuring that multidisciplinary professionals are more aware and better equipped on diversion for arrested / suspected children who benefit from the procedural guarantees they are entitled to as per EU directives 2016/800, 2012/13, 2012/29. To reach this objective we aim to:

  • Build regional empirical evidence base on diversion in the juvenile justice systems;
  • Develop and deliver self-directed e-learning course;
  • Organise one-to-one and group mentoring with multidisciplinary professionals around child-friendly practices in the area of diversion;
  • Develop child-friendly and popularized informational materials for children and adults in the target countries;
  • Inform both local and regional related policies and plans of action.

News

14 Jan 2019
A child friendly brochure was created among AWAY project, entitled „Juvenile Justice from A to Z”. The content correspond to the level of child and youth understanding and it is adapted to the local legislation from Romania. The... Read more
20 Dec 2018
Up to December 20th, 900,000 people were reached in Europe with a video on alternatives to custodial measures for juveniles in Belgium. An online advertisement campaign was developed in order to reach the general public and sensitise them about the... Read more
20 Dec 2018
Over the course of the 2 years, project partners have worked hard to fulfill their committments. As part of different national awareness raising campaigns at least 54 articles or interviews were published in different media outlets; 24... Read more

Library

01 Nov 2018
This report presents an analysis of the juvenile justice system in Romania with a special focus on the diversion measures. The evaluation was conducted in the light of EU standards (Directives 2012/29; 2001/220; 2012/800) but also important UN... Read more
01 Oct 2018
This Manual serves as a methodological and administrative guidance for all partners on how to work with the Child Advisory Boards within the AWAY project¹. After briefly introducing the project, detailed information is provided on setting up... Read more
25 Jun 2018
Juvenile justice systems in Europe have undergone considerable change over the past 20 years, particularly those in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). These legal and structural changes concerned the implementation of alternative measures, diversion... Read more

Partners

To provide high quality services in the field of psychosocial activities, in partnership with other stakeholders across Croatia, and in accordance with the needs of target groups and the findings of scientific research.
Defence for Children International – Belgium (DCI-Belgium) exists since 1992 and has implemented numerous projects in the field of juvenile justice. It has developed more than 60 pedagogical tools and books on children’s rights; it... Read more
PILNET: PILnet envisions a world where the rule of law delivers justice and protects human rights. PILnet collaborates with local partners around the globe to develop the legal landscape essential to rights-respecting societies. It provides lawyers... Read more

Acknowledgements

This project has been funded by the European Union.

 

 

Topics

05 Oct 2018 by Anamarija Vuic
Poštovani sudionici, do sada smo održali dva treninga, u Zagrebu i Osijeku, a čeka nas još Rijeka. Iz vaših povratnih informacija saznali smo da su...
14 Sep 2018 by Judit Németh-Almasi
Ez a fórum a magyar nyelvű képzésben résztvevők részére jött létre. A moderálásért a projektben résztvevő mentorok felelősek.

Announcements

25 Apr 2018
Terre des hommes Foundation 'Lausanne' in Hungary is requesting for proposals for consultant to design an e-learning course on DIVERSION IN JUVENILE JUSTICE AND CHILDREN´S RIGHTS. TASK:  Based on the existing course... Read more
25 Aug 2017
Terre des hommes, in collaboration with Brave Phone (Croatia), Program for the Development of the Judicial System (Bulgaria), Defense for Children International (Belgium), International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) (Belgium), Terre des hommes... Read more
03 Apr 2017
Background information: Terre des Hommes (Hungary) – together with Brave Phone (Croatia), Program for the Development of the Judicial System (Bulgaria), Defence for Children International (Belgium), International Juvenile Justice... Read more

Alternative Ways to Address Youth - AWAY

Facilitators Manual
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: Terre des hommes
This Manual serves as a methodological and administrative guidance for all partners on how to work with the Child Advisory Boards within the AWAY project¹.
[Europe] Local learning events are under way as part of AWAY project
Date of publication: 2018
Legal professionals in Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary and Romania will particpiate in a blended-learning course on diversion: the participants will meet face to face, then complete the online course, and partiicpate in webinars, in order to complete t
[Bulgaria] Participation of children in project activities raised the interest of the Local Commissions for combating antisocial behavior of children
Date of publication: 2018
Representatives of the local commissions, inspectors from the Children's Police Service and heads of the Public Support Centers gathered on June 28, 2018 in Pamporovo at the VI National Scientific and Practical Conference "Chi
Alternative Ways to Address Youth (Away) Project
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: Terre des hommes
Juvenile justice systems in Europe have undergone considerable change over the past 20 years, particularly those in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
«Young voices»: The report on the rights of the child in Ukraine
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: Women's Consortium of Ukraine
This publication is a product of joint efforts of the "Child rights in Ukraine" Coalition experts and the working g
CALL FOR PROPOSALS for E-Learning Course Design Services
Date of publication: 2018
Terre des hommes Foundation 'Lausanne' in Hungary is requesting for proposals for consultant to design an e-learning course on DIVERSION IN JUVENILE JUSTICE AND CHILDREN´S RIGHTS. TASK: 
[Bulgaria] Students in Russe discussed with American peers about the rights of young people and their different lives
Date of publication: 2018
On March 17 2018 students of the English-language school of Russe, Bulgaria met with American youth from two schools in Massachusetts, USA.
[Hungary] Freedom is an opportunity
Date of publication: 2018
"Freedom was an opportunity and I needed to learn how to use that opportunity rather than take it for granted." said a young girl, member of the Hungarian Child Advisory Group. She felt she needed to learn this the hard way, from within the walls of...
[Belgium] Restorative justice measures work for youngsters - Belgian research finds
Date of publication: 2018
A Belgian research explored good practices in the field of juvenile justice. Professionals interviewed were convinced of the validity of these approaches and have spoken about the difference these have made for children affected. Benefits are not...
[Bulgaria] Young People are Often Affected by Rude Behavior from Representatives of the Police
Date of publication: 2018
Young people, at risk or in conflict with the law in Bulgaria are meeting regularly in Rousse, in order to voice their opinion on the justice system, and to contribute to the development of training material for justice professionals. They have...

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