Justice for children

A justice system that is fully harmonised with the principle of the best interest of the child is essential for all children, particularly for children from vulnerable and dysfunctional families.

A teenage girl sits in front of the Center for Social Prevention Activities
UNICEF Serbia/2017/Pancic

UNICEF supports changes that help ensure the full protection of all children, particularly children victims and witnesses of crime to avoid secondary victimization.

We are helping to build a system based on the ‘best interests of the child’ in judicial proceedings, one in which child participation is supported when decisions are made about their custody, care and protection.

Psycho-educational workshop for children with behavioral problems: Creativity and careers
UNICEF Serbia/2017/Pancic

Together with the Ministries of Justice and Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs, UNICEF contributes to improving children’s access to justice and supports the Government’s efforts to establish a system that focuses on the reintegration of juvenile offenders through prioritization of diversionary measures over punitive ones.