Dear colleagues,

This newsletter is bringing to you a selection of resources on juvenile justice, alternatives to detention and on how diversion is applied for children in conflict with the law.

Below you will find news from the project "Alternative Ways to Address Youth (AWAY)", that promotes good practices of restorative justice and diversion in Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary and Romania.

Scroll down to see resources on the topic, including a short animated video "Alternatives to Detention For Juvenile Offenders", and information about the upcoming 2018 World Congress on Justice For Children.


Save the date: Join us next week Tuesday, March 27th, at 3pm CET for a webinar "2 years after: lessons learned on the protection of children on the move in Europe". With a pool of experts from Sweden, Germany and Serbia we will talk about how the process of accepting and integrating unaccompanied minors has been functioning and evolving in these countries. Read more about the webinar and researve your place here.


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10 Feb 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 "...


Romanian team at work at the Mentor's meeting

31 Jan 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...

13 Mar 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...

Focus group discussion with children and adults in Bulgaria

05 Mar 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...

14 Mar 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...


01 Mar 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. In...


31 May 2016

In this short ChildHub video, you can learn about why and how we should seek alternatives to detention for young offenders, what alternatives to detention exist as well as their key benefits. The attached document provides more information on the...

24 May 2017

In a recent piece published by Youth Today, readers gain the opportunity to learn about the "It's About T.I.M.E (Trauma Informed Movement in Education) at the Guidance Center, which works in collaboration with the Long Beach Unified School District...

01 Feb 2016

This report prepared by Ursula Kilkelly Louise Forde, Deirdre Malone and published by the International Juvenile Justice Observatory brings together a comprehensive account of the key international standards relating to the use of alternative to...

31 May 2016

The following excerpt from the recent report published by the International Juvenile Justice Observatory summarises the key findings about alternatives to detention for juvenile offenders and their key benefits for the parties involved in the...

31 Jan 2017

This Manual has the purpose of providing training to professionals working with children in conflict with the law and is specifically geared towards improving their communication with children. In this publication, topics relating to children’s...

Upcoming webinar

 ©Tdh / Ivo Daskalov

27 Mar 2018

Since the beginning of the so called "migrant and refugee crisis", many European countries have been facing difficulties while trying to cope with the crisis and effectively respond to the needs of the most vulnerable groups affected. Two years ago...

Upcoming Event

28 May 2018 - 9:00am to 30 May 2018 - 6:00pm

The International association of youth and family judges and magistrates (IAYFJM), Terre des hommes Foundation, and Penal Reform International (PRI) with Child Rights International Network (CRIN), Defence for Children International (DCI), Judicial...

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The project AWAY is being co-funded by the European Union: