Special section: Justice for children

On this page you can find all the resources on the issue of justice for children: news, documents, multimedia and learning opportunities.

News

15 Jan 2019
The National Network for Children in Bulgaria condemned the statements of the Deputy Minister of Justice Mr. Evgeni Stoyanov during a morning talk show on the TV channel bTV. Mr. Stoyanov had insinuated that children detained by the law may be... 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
The ChildHub family continues to grow! In 2018 we have successfully launched the Childhub Justice portal (justice.childhub.org) – a page where you can find all the resources on the issue of justice for children: news, documents, multimedia and... Read more

Learning

12 Nov 2018
The following e-learning module is intended to help child protection professionals channel juvenile offenders away from judicial proceedings. This course will give an overview of the alternative methods and give you the tools to use them in future... Read more
07 Nov 2018
This ChildHub Academy e-learning module is intended to help child protection professionals channel juvenile offenders away from judicial proceedings. This course will give an overview of the alternative methods and give you the tools to use... Read more
19 Oct 2018
The webinar is designed for professionals working with children in conflict with the law. The webinar is organized by Program for the Development of the Judicial System Association and  Know-how centre for alternative care for... Read more
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Alternative Ways to Address Youth

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
03 Oct 2018
Children (persons under the age of 18) are entitled to justice and accountable for injustice. This document provides a brief overview of how children can be involved in the justice system, including the degree of involvement. Each level requires... Read more
03 Oct 2018
What is Restorative Justice (RJ)? Restorative justice recognises that when a crime is committed, it entails more than the offender breaking a law - harm has been inflicted on victims. As the name implies, restorative justice believes that a just... Read more

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.

Multimedia

27 Nov 2018
An easy to understand description of how restorative justice serves the interests of children in conflict with the law. The video was produced as part of the EU-funded project AWAY (Alternative Ways Addressing Youth).
03 Oct 2018
This infographic outlines pathways in the juvenile justice system, and shows how diversion and restorative justice fit into a traditional criminal justice system.
04 Sep 2018
This infographic presents a path to aszlum that an unaccompanied or separated child takes.   Sources: “Asylum Applicants Considered to be Unaccompanied Minors.” (2017). Eurostat newsrelease. http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/... Read more

Justice for children

[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...
[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...
[International] StoryLab – a mobile game that helps children navigate the legal system
Date of publication: 2018
Each year, more than half a million children in Europe come in contact with the law.
[Bulgaria] A new network for Early Childhood Development for Roma Community in Bulgaria
Date of publication: 2018
On 24th January 2018 a meeting was held on the occasion of the establishment of a Network for Early Childhood Development for the Roma Community in Bulgaria.
[International] Three English versions of juvenile delinquency prevention programs developed by Terre des hommes Moldova are available on Childhub
Date of publication: 2018
Terre des hommes Moldova works with education, child protection, and justice institutions and professionals in preventing juvenile delinquency and supporting children in conflict with the law.
[Bulgaria] The Bulgarian Minister Of Justice Proposed the Abolition Of Youth Detention Centers
Date of publication: 2018
Legal World (Правен свят) announced that the Minister of Justice has launched a public debate on a "deviation from criminal proceedings and imposing of remedial measures on minors." This bill has been discussed by the Council On the Implementation
Collaborating Against Child Abuse
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: Springer Nature
Abstract. “Children, i.e. people between 0 and 18 years old, have human rights. This is undisputed and the Convention of the Rights of the Child is a sufficient indication of this fact.

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