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

Practical Guide - Monitoring Places Where Children are Deprived of Liberty
Date of publication: 2016
Publisher: Defence for Children International - Belgium
The project "Children's Rights Behind Bars" aims at fostering respect for the fundamental rights of children deprived of their liberty.
"Building an economic case for a child-friendly justice" Special Workshop
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: Eurochild, Embassy of France in Romania, International Juvenile Justice Observatory
This report presents the results of the workshop “Building an economic case for a child-friendly justice” co-organized by Eurochild and the Embassy of France in Romania, with the participation of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory, which...
Toolkit for Professionals: Implementing a European Model for Restorative Justice with Children and Young People
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: European Research on Restorative Juvenile Justice
In 2014, the European Council for Juvenile Justice (ECJJ)  undertook the task of creating a European Model for Restorative Justice with Juveniles in order to spread and advocate the benefits of a restorative approach.
"Dad, have we done something wrong?"
Date of publication: 2014
Publisher: No Child in Detention. A coalition of Amnesty International, Defence for Children, Stichting INLIA, Kerk in Actie, Stichting Kinderpostzegels Nederland, Stichting LOS, UNICEF - the Netherlands and the Dutch Council for Refugees.
The present publication is intended to give voice to children who are detained at the border or in immigration detention with their families.  This publication will give these children a voice, in accordance with article 12 of the United Nations C
SAVE MONEY, PROTECT SOCIETY AND REALISE YOUTH POTENTIAL
Date of publication: 2013
Publisher: International Juvenile Justice Observatory
In 1978 the Council of Europe published a resolution on juvenile delinquency and social change where they called for ‘the prevention of juvenile delinquency and the social integration of the young’.
Protecting the rights of children in conflict with the law
Publisher: Inter-agency Coordination Panel On Juvenile Justice
This publication is the result of the collaborative efforts of all members of the Inter-Agency Coordination Panel on Juvenile Justice. It provides…
AWAY Hungarian learning event on diversion (Budapest)
The event, organised in the framework of the EU-funded AWAY project (Alternative Ways to Address Youth) is available for Hungarian speaking professionals who work with children in conflict with the law, and the training would discuss alternative t
Can anyone hear me?
Publisher: IJJO - International Juvenile Justice Observatory
The main objective of the project “Improving juvenile justice systems in Europe: Training for professionals” is to improve juvenile justice systems in Europe and to understand where they can be made more efficient and child-friendly, focusing on a
Hungarian Final Event of the AWAY project - Alternative Ways Addressing Youth
The 'Alternative Ways Addressing Youth" is a project co-funded by the European Union, which runs in five countries, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary and Romania, and it promotes alternatives to custodial measures for children and young people i

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