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Toolkit on Diversion and Alternatives to Detention

Latin America

• Regional
• Argentina
• Honduras
'Juvenile Justice Systems: Good Practices in Latin America', UNICEF 2003 (English edition 2006) [Pdf 740kb]
Compilation of good practices ranging from law reform to detention centres. Includes 2 examples of diversion / alternatives programmes (Brazil & Guatemala - which have been summarised in the toolkit ‘project examples’ matrix).
Argentina: 'Support System for Protected Adolescents - La Plata, Buenos Aires (Argentina)', UNICEF, 2008 [Pdf 1.2Mb]
Detailed outline of a project for deinstitutionalisation / social reinsertion (to promote early release from detention) - including lessons learned and recommendations for replication. (Has been summarised in the toolkit ‘project examples’ matrix).
'Gaining Respect: The voices of children in conflict with the law - A contribution to the UN Study on Violence against Children from the International Save the Children Alliance', Save the Children 2006 [Pdf 411kb]
Report of a study exploring the opinions of groups of children who are at risk of, have been, or are in conflict with the law, and recording their recommendations for developing better and more effective justice systems and approaches to children who come into conflict with the law. Includes feedback from children in Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ethiopia, Honduras, the Philippines, Tajikistan and Uganda. Includes findings and recommendations relevant to diversion and alternatives.



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