The European Council for Juvenile Justice (ECJJ) is made up of institutions and professionals benefiting from an empiric and / or thorough understanding of the ins and outs of juvenile justice. Composed of experts coming from a different background, the ECJJ is divided into four sections emphasizing each professional’s domain of expertise. Hence, the Council is subdivided into four sections: the Academic, Public Administration, the NGO Section and the Ombudsmen, Justice and Police Section.
The Academic Section is made up of researchers and professors with an extended knowledge in juvenile justice, criminal justice and / or other related criminal matters, and tied to faculties, departments and / or universities established in one of the twenty-seven Member States of the European Union.
The Public Administration Section is composed of representatives of national bodies in charge of juvenile justice such as Departments or Ministries of Justice coming from one of the twenty-seven Member States of the European Union.
The NGO Section gathers organisations and professionals with a thorough field understanding and experiences of interventions on the ground within one of the twenty-seven Member States of the European Union.
The Judiciary Section is composed of judiciary professionals, such as judges, prosecutors and judicial staff, in contact with children and young adults.