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Toolkit on Diversion and Alternatives to Detention


“Help! I’m still confused! What’s the relationship between diversion, alternatives, restorative justice & a child rights-based approach?” [Powerpoint]
Resource created for this toolkit.

Handbook of basic principles and promising practices on Alternatives to Imprisonment, UNODC, 2007 [PDF 764kb]
Very useful for reference to alternatives at specific stages, exploring possibilities and guidelines, even though it applies mostly to adults. Includes sections on infrastructure requirements, who should act, choosing alternatives, knowledge base, political initiative, legislative reform, infrastructure and resources, net-widening, monitoring, promotion of alternatives, the media and justice and equality.

Tajikistan - 'Children’s centres provide an alternative approach to juvenile justice in Tajikistan', UNICEF media release, July 2007 [Word 62kb]
UNICEF media release describing the Tajikistan 'Juvenile Justice Alternatives Project'.



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