Social workers and staff from Centre for Children and Youth 'Ljubovic' learn about international standards and juvenile justice
Social workers becoming acquainted with juvenile justice international standards
MILOCER, March 15-17, 2010 –Professionals from the Centre for Children and Youth ‘Ljubovic’ and social workers from all over Montenegro learned about international standards in juvenile justice at the “Child Rights – International law and Juvenile Justice” specialized training in Milocer from March 15 to March 17, 2010.
In the view of the expected adoption of Montenegro’s first Juvenile Justice Law in the first quarter of 2010, training professionals from the Centres for Social Welfare is necessary for securing adequate implementation of the new Juvenile Justice Law.
UNICEF consultant Djuradj Stakic said that the new law is aimed at helping the child to get back to his family and to reintegrate into the society. The emphasis is on the belief that a young person can change according to Mr. Stakic.
The trainings will contribute to the strengthening of capacities of Montenegrin professionals to deal with children in conflict with the law by providing them with knowledge on international standards of work and treatment of juveniles in conflict with law.
“Child Rights – International law and Juvenile Justice” training is is part of the project “Juvenile Justice System Reform” implemented by the Government of Montenegro since October 2008 with help from UNICEF and financial support from the European Commission worth 500.000 euros.
Story by Momir Krivacevic
Video on training in Milocer