The Conference of the Juvenile Justice Council entitled “Strengthening the justice for children system through a multi-sectoral approach“ was held on 15 and 16 November 2018.
The Juvenile Justice Council was established by the Ministry of Justice and the Supreme Court of Cassation in March 2018, in accordance with the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Law. The scope of work of the JuvenileJustice Council is to submit initiatives, proposals, opinions and analyses to the Ministry of Justice and the Supreme Court of Cassation in order to improve legislative framework, policies and practices in the juvenile justice system.
The conference specifically focused on the following topics: reform of normative framework, application of diversionary measures, development of alternative measures to detention for juvenile offenders and protection of children victims and witnesses in criminal justice proceedings. As a result of this conference, recommendations were made for system improvement of the rights of juvenile offenders and children victims and witnesses in criminal proceedings.
This conference is the first in a series of events to be held under the auspices of the Juvenile Justice Council. It aims to bring together professionals from juvenile justice system from different sectors to exchange experiences and jointly define recommendations for further progress in this area.
This conference was supported through the project “Improvement of the Rights of the Child in Court Proceedings” implemented by the Child Rights Centre in partnership with UNICEF in Serbia.