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Toolkit on Diversion and Alternatives to Detention

Children in Street Situations

'An Outside Chance: Street Children and Juvenile Justice – an International Perspective', Marie Wernham, Consortium for Street Children, 2004
Part 1 [Pdf 576kb]
Part 2 [Pdf 508kb]
Part 3 [Pdf 347kb]
Provides a comprehensive overview of the causes and consequences of street children’s involvement in criminal justice systems in a wide range of countries but is relevant for all children in conflict with the law. In addition to discussion on diversion and alternatives, it includes: descriptions - in the children’s own words - of the treatment they receive at different stages; a framework of overarching concepts and recommended approaches to reform; an introduction to international human rights standards; practical examples of projects and approaches from around the world; specific recommendations, including from children themselves, targeted at different actors in the system.

'Street Boys as a Challenge for Restorative Justice in Brazil', Fernanda Fonseca [Pdf 42kb]
Presentation for the First World Congress on Restorative Juvenile Justice held in Lima, Peru, 4-7 November 2009.



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