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These examples are intended to give the reader ideas for possible legislative change, rather than being provisions that can be simply adopted into new legislation in other States. To read the full report, click here. This note provides the guiding principles and framework for United Nations approach to transitional justice processes and mechanisms.

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It outlines key components of transitional justice, and ways to further strengthen these activities. Transitional justice processes and mechanisms are a critical component of the United Nations framework for strengthening the rule of law. Although it has generally decreased since, responses to juvenile justice remain an area of concern.

The main objective of the present publication is to provide a conceptual framework for the design of juvenile justice reform programmes and a general approach for evaluating the impact of those programmes on children and their rights and on crime and public safety. This involves, initially, identifying the general criteria upon which to base such evaluations.

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The evaluations should make it possible to identify good practices that can be replicated at the national, regional or international level. The criteria must reflect the dual roles of juvenile justice reforms: to protect children and their rights and to protect society by preventing crime and repeat offending. The ultimate objective of this compilation of examples is to demonstrate how programming based in a child rights and human rights approach, together with the commitment to comply with the CRC on the part of communities and states, worked to produce positive changes on behalf of children while having favourable repercussions on the larger society.

This Report, which was commissioned by the UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia to chart progress being made by countries against their obligations under the CRC, proposes some concrete steps that can be taken to promote a more child-centred, restorative system of justice for children.

It is hoped that this report will mobilize all those concerned with justice in the region to prevent practices that are wasteful, harmful and an affront to child rights. This compendium presents a comprehensive account of available instrument and mechanisms related to Juvenile Justice. To read the full compendium, click here. Diversion from judicial proceedings and alternatives to detention are essential focus areas for those working on reforming justice systems to ensure the protection of the rights of children in conflict with the law in conformity with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

To read the full toolkit, click here. This handbook is one of a series of practical tools developed by UNODC to support countries in the implementation of the rule of law and the development of criminal justice reform.


It can be used in a variety of contexts, including as part of UNODC technical assistance and capacity building projects. It introduces the reader to restorative justice programmes and processes.

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To read the full handbook, click here. United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice are broad fundamental perspectives refer to comprehensive social policy in general and aim at promoting juvenile welfare to the greatest possible extent, which will minimize the necessity of intervention by the juvenile justice system, and in turn, will reduce the harm that may be caused by any intervention.

Girls in the System Most research, treatment and interventions focus on boys yet the numbers of girls involved in the justice system are growing. Georgetown Center on Law and Poverty. Girls in the juvenile justice system have an extraordinarily high rate of sexual abuse. Rates of girls and girls of color in particular are rising in the juvenile justice system while juvenile crime overall is falling.

Juvenile Defense Efforts to ensure due process in juvenile court need to focus on improved access to counsel and quality of representation. National Juvenile Defender Center. Mental Health Needs As many as 70 percent of youth in the juvenile justice system have a diagnosable mental health disorder. Effective responses involving community-based treatment that engage youth and families are critical in addressing these needs instead of relying on the juvenile justice system.

Probation Because probation and court services departments interact with juveniles at all the key decisions points including intake, referral, diversion, pre-adjudication, disposition, and community supervision, it is important that they are using effective assessments and programs. A probation system review can help achieve these goals.

Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice and Mental Health Systems

Tuel, John A. Robert F. August This is an update of the guidebook based on experiences in multiple state and local jurisdictions over the past five years.

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Racial and Ethnic Disparity Youth of color continue to be overrepresented at almost every point of contact in the juvenile justice system. That model focuses on eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in decision-making and program outcomes in order to reduce system entry and penetration of youth of color charged with low-level offenses or technical violations. Farn, A. Education and interagency collaboration: A lifeline for justice involved youth. This report provides a summary of research and programs that emphasize the importance of educational opportunities for justice involved youth.

Status Offenses Status offenses typically require an immediate response and community interventions that courts are not equipped to provide.