Diversion Not Detention

A study on diversion and other alternative measures for childrenin conflict with the law in East Asiaand the Pacific

Diversion Not Detention
UNICEF Philippines/2016/Jeoffrey Maitem


The report aims to address bottlenecks in the implementation of diversion and other alternative measures related to juvenile justice. The study assesses the existing policies and practices in 12 countries in East Asia and 14 countries in the Pacific. It identifies promising practices as well as areas for improvement. The results of the study were validated and shared in an August 2016 regional workshop with participation 120 judges, prosecutors, law enforcers, social workers, policymakers and other stakeholders.

Diversion Not Detention
UNICEF East Asia & Pacific
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