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

[Croatia] Children's Board of the AWAY project defines questions for court experts
Date of publication: 2018
Croatian young people met four times as Child Advisory Group and decided to work on a children’s book, public appearances in the media and national advocacy meeting as well as informing the public about their work through website articles.
[European Union] Application of Diversion Measures in Select European Countries - Research
Date of publication: 2018
Research conducted in Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary and Romania showed that there are huge differences in the adoption of child-friendly measures in justice, like having specially trained police, prosecutors and judges, or whether the system fosters "...
[Hungary] Mentors on Diversion Meet in Budapest
Date of publication: 2018
Justice professionals met in Budapest Hungary in January 2018 in order to discuss and finalise a training curriculum on diversion. The training will include classroom learning as well as online, including webinars and aims to raise awareness about...
The use of Diversion for Young Offenders in Hungary - and Practical Experiences
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: Terre des hommes
This report is the Hungarian report produced in the framework of the AWAY project, funded by the European Union.
Justice and Restaurative Justice: the Belgian Experience
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: DCI Belgium
Present report is a product of the EU-funded project AWAY (Alternative Ways of Addressing Youth), written by DCI Belgium, with the aim of presening diversion measures provided for in the Belgian system of juvenile justice and highlighting how rest
CURRICULUM DEVELOPER(S) FOR THE CREATION OF AN ONLINE COURSE ON DIVERSION IN JUVENILE JUSTICE AND CHILDREN´S RIGHTS
Date of publication: 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 homm
[European Union] AWAY -"Alternative Ways to Address Youth” - a new project on Juvenile Justice for Children
Date of publication: 2017
Diversion is the process of diverting an arrested or suspected child from judicial proceedings.
Regional Project Coordinator in the field of Juvenile Justice
Date of publication: 2016
Tdh is a child relief organization, operating across Europe/ Central and Eastern Europe through its Regional Office since 2006.

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