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North American
2015 Nov 5

The Second Meeting of the North American Council for Juvenile Justice has dedicated its first day to tackling good practices in restorative juvenile justice, as well as alternatives to deprivation of liberty for children in conflict with the law in the North American region.

The first day started with a welcome address by Dale Elliott, Manager of the Youth Justice Strategic Policy... read more

North American
2015 Nov 4

In an event prior to the Second Meeting of the North American Council for Juvenile Justice (NACJJ), the Juvenile Justice Initiative (JJI) and Illinois Balanced and Restorative Justice (IBARJ) held a discussion on November 3 called “Restorative Justice: The Northern Ireland Approach” in Chicago, Illinois, USA. This seminar was a key component of the process undertaken by the JJI, IBARJ and the... read more

North American
2015 Oct 15
APCJJ-NACJJ exchange on juvenile justice systems of Thailand and Canada

During a study visit to Canada in September, Mr. Veerayuth Sukcharoen and Dr. Kattiya Ratanadilok, the Director General and the Head of Research and Development of the Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection of the Thai Ministry of Justice (DJOP) respectively, carried out an informal meeting in Ontario with Ms. Dale Elliott, Manager of the Youth Justice Strategic Policy and Planning... read more

Asia-Pacific
2015 Jul 24

The 7th Annual Conference of the Asian Criminological Society ‘Criminology and Criminal Justice in a Changing World: Contributions from Asia’ took place between June 25th and 26th in Hong Kong, China. The event tackled crucial themes, amongst which youth crime, prevention of crime, punishment and penal policies.

Dr... read more

Asia-Pacific
2015 Jul 15

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Ms Marta Santos Pais, carried out a week-long mission to the South Pacific in May. The visit began with participation in the Pacific Conference on Ending Violence against Children in Nadi, Fiji that brought policy makers, civil society groups and government leaders from 13 Pacific countries together to discuss... read more

Asia-Pacific
2015 May 21

The fourth and last day of the APCJJ Second Meeting was designed as a policy oriented event, during which the participants engaged in a roundtable discussion on the future projects and activities of the Asia-Pacific Council for Juvenile Justice.

The IJJO Chairman, Dr Francisco Legaz, and Dr Kattiya Rattanadilok, of the Thai Ministry of Justice’s Department of Juvenile Observation and... read more

Asia-Pacific
2015 May 7

The third day of the Asia-Pacific Council for Juvenile Justice’s Second Meeting concentrated on restorative justice and the good practices that favour its implementation, and then featured the last capacity-building session before the policy-oriented day of the meeting.

Ms Margaret Akullo, Programme Coordinator at UNODC, welcomed participants and introduced the Keynote speaker:... read more

Asia-Pacific
2015 May 6

While the first day focused on strategies to tackle violence against children, the following day of the Asia-Pacific Council for Juvenile Justice’s Second Meeting was dedicated to a more practice-oriented approach, tackling diversion and alternative policies.

The day started with a Keynote Address delivered by Ms Chiam Heng Keng, former Professor of Social Psychology at the University... read more

Asia-Pacific
2015 May 5

On the morning of May 5th, in Phuket (Thailand), the Second Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Council for Juvenile Justice (APCJJ) was officially inaugurated. The meeting takes place from the 5th to the 8th of May under the title ‘Toward Child-Friendly Justice in the Asia-Pacific Region: Alternatives to Detention and Restorative Justice for Children’.

In the course of the opening ceremony Mr... read more

North American
2015 Feb 6
First Meeting of the North American Council for Juvenile Justice

December saw the First Meeting of the North American Council for Juvenile Justice (NACJJ), organised by the International Juvenile Justice Observatory. Representatives of public administration, civil society and universities from USA, Canada and Mexico were invited to Washington D.C. by the IJJO in cooperation with the Juvenile Justice Initiative and Civitas Law Centre at Loyola Law School of... read more

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