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The Child Rights Centre at the World Congress on Justice for Children

Representative of Child Rights Centre, director Ines Cerovic, is participating at the World Congress on Justice for Children in the UNESCO House in Paris from 28 – 30 May 2018.

Central topics of the Congress are as follows:

• The global trend towards children’s involvement in violent extremism and possible responses;
• The need for more effective ways to reduce juvenile offending and recidivism;
• How to improve protection mechanisms for vulnerable children, including early prevention.

Six complementary civil society organisations prominent in the fields of juvenile and family justice systems are jointly organizing the 2018 World Congress on Justice for Children: Judicial Training Institute of Belgium (IGO-IFJ), Child Rights International Network (CRIN), Penal Reform International (PRI), Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh), Defense for Children International (DCI) and International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates.

A workshop entitled “Keeping them out of the system: promoting diversionary measures for children in three continents” will be held in the context of the Congress where Ines Cerović will present how interventions with children in conflict with the law and their families through a multi-system approach are implemented and how children participate in the justice system in Serbia.