Presentation of European good practices of alternatives to detention for young offenders in Asia and Latin America

2016 Sep 7

On August 16-18th, 2016, UNICEF East-Asia Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) held a Regional Workshop on Diversion and Other Alternative Measures for Children in Conflict with the Law in Bangkok, Thailand.

The IJJO was invited to give a skype presentation on European practices of alternatives to detention for young offenders. Represented by Ms. Sophie Duroy, the IJJO presented its publication ‘Alternatives to Detention for Juvenile Offenders: Manual of good practices in Europe’ as well as the ECJJ European Research on Restorative Juvenile Justice, and the findings, practices and models of alternatives to detention transferable to other regions.

On August 30th, 2016, UNICEF Uruguay organised an international seminar on the rights of children, urban security and alternatives to detention in Montevideo. Mr. Cédric Foussard represented the IJJO and also presented the J.O.D.A. project and its manual on Alternatives to Detention for Juvenile Offenders in Europe.