Special section: Alternative Ways to Address Youth - AWAY

AWAY project aims to raise awareness on diversion, a restorative method in juvenile justice. There are available services and opportunities for diversion, but current measures are not appropriate or effective. 

AWAY project aims to raise awareness on diversion, a restorative method in juvenile justice. There are available services and opportunities for diversion, but current measures are not appropriate or effective. Evidence based research, capacity buildings, different information campaigns take place in Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania and Belgium between 2017-2018.The project is launched by the Regional Office for Central and South Eastern Europe of Terre des hommes and implemented by juvenile justice organisations throughout Europe. It is supported by the REC Programme of the European Union and is currently implemented in 5 countries:

1. Bulgaria, under the coordination of Program for the Development of the Judicial System (PDJS).
2. Croatia, under the coordination of Brave Phone Croatia
3. Romania, under the coordination of Terre des hommes Helvetia in Romania.
4. Belgium, under the coordination of Defence for Children International (DCI) and International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO)
5. Hungary, under the coordination of Terre des hommes Regional Office for CEE (project lead) with The Global Network for Public Interest Law (PILNET).

The project aims at ensuring that multidisciplinary professionals are more aware and better equipped on diversion for arrested / suspected children who benefit from the procedural guarantees they are entitled to as per EU directives 2016/800, 2012/13, 2012/29. To reach this objective we aim to:

  • Build regional empirical evidence base on diversion in the juvenile justice systems;
  • Develop and deliver self-directed e-learning course;
  • Organise one-to-one and group mentoring with multidisciplinary professionals around child-friendly practices in the area of diversion;
  • Develop child-friendly and popularized informational materials for children and adults in the target countries;
  • Inform both local and regional related policies and plans of action.

News

14 Jan 2019
A child friendly brochure was created among AWAY project, entitled „Juvenile Justice from A to Z”. The content correspond to the level of child and youth understanding and it is adapted to the local legislation from Romania. The... Read more
20 Dec 2018
Up to December 20th, 900,000 people were reached in Europe with a video on alternatives to custodial measures for juveniles in Belgium. An online advertisement campaign was developed in order to reach the general public and sensitise them about the... Read more
20 Dec 2018
Over the course of the 2 years, project partners have worked hard to fulfill their committments. As part of different national awareness raising campaigns at least 54 articles or interviews were published in different media outlets; 24... Read more

Library

01 Nov 2018
This report presents an analysis of the juvenile justice system in Romania with a special focus on the diversion measures. The evaluation was conducted in the light of EU standards (Directives 2012/29; 2001/220; 2012/800) but also important UN... Read more
01 Oct 2018
This Manual serves as a methodological and administrative guidance for all partners on how to work with the Child Advisory Boards within the AWAY project¹. After briefly introducing the project, detailed information is provided on setting up... Read more
25 Jun 2018
Juvenile justice systems in Europe have undergone considerable change over the past 20 years, particularly those in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). These legal and structural changes concerned the implementation of alternative measures, diversion... Read more

Partners

To provide high quality services in the field of psychosocial activities, in partnership with other stakeholders across Croatia, and in accordance with the needs of target groups and the findings of scientific research.
Defence for Children International – Belgium (DCI-Belgium) exists since 1992 and has implemented numerous projects in the field of juvenile justice. It has developed more than 60 pedagogical tools and books on children’s rights; it... Read more
PILNET: PILnet envisions a world where the rule of law delivers justice and protects human rights. PILnet collaborates with local partners around the globe to develop the legal landscape essential to rights-respecting societies. It provides lawyers... Read more

Acknowledgements

This project has been funded by the European Union.

 

 

Topics

05 Oct 2018 by Anamarija Vuic
Poštovani sudionici, do sada smo održali dva treninga, u Zagrebu i Osijeku, a čeka nas još Rijeka. Iz vaših povratnih informacija saznali smo da su...
14 Sep 2018 by Judit Németh-Almasi
Ez a fórum a magyar nyelvű képzésben résztvevők részére jött létre. A moderálásért a projektben résztvevő mentorok felelősek.

Announcements

25 Apr 2018
Terre des hommes Foundation 'Lausanne' in Hungary is requesting for proposals for consultant to design an e-learning course on DIVERSION IN JUVENILE JUSTICE AND CHILDREN´S RIGHTS. TASK:  Based on the existing course... Read more
25 Aug 2017
Terre des hommes, in collaboration with Brave Phone (Croatia), Program for the Development of the Judicial System (Bulgaria), Defense for Children International (Belgium), International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) (Belgium), Terre des hommes... Read more
03 Apr 2017
Background information: Terre des Hommes (Hungary) – together with Brave Phone (Croatia), Program for the Development of the Judicial System (Bulgaria), Defence for Children International (Belgium), International Juvenile Justice... Read more

Alternative Ways to Address Youth - AWAY

[Romania] Juvenile Justice from A to Z
Date of publication: 2019
A child friendly brochure was created among AWAY project, entitled „Juvenile Justice from A to Z”.
AWAY project in numbers
Date of publication: 2018
Over the course of the 2 years, project partners have worked hard to fulfill their committments.
[European Union] 900,000 people reached with video on restorative practices in Belgium
Date of publication: 2018
Up to December 20th, 900,000 people were reached in Europe with a video on alternatives to custodial mea
Terre des hommes Romania organised an advocacy meeting on juvenile justice
Date of publication: 2018
Terre des hommes Romania organized on 28th of November an advocacy event with a national wide pa
Protection System and Restorative Justice in Belgium - the AWAY project. [Video]
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: DCI Belgium
An easy to understand description of how restorative justice serves the interests of children in conflict with the law. The video was produced as part of the EU-funded project AWAY (Alternative Ways Addressing Youth).
[Hungary] Professionals focus on the best interests of the child
Date of publication: 2018
On November 26th Hungarian professionals - mostly guardians and child protection workers - have met a second time as part of the EU-funded AWAY project, to discuss diversion and how best to put it in practice.
[Belgium] Restorative Justice in Belgium: new video in the AWAY project
Date of publication: 2018
DCI Belgium, co-implementer of the EU-funded AWAY project produced an easy to understand video about the justice system in Belgium, and especially the type of measures used for young offenders, such as mediation or restorative methods.
Juvenile diversion in Romania
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: Terre des hommes - Elveția Foundation
This report presents an analysis of the juvenile justice system in Romania with a special focus on the diversion measures. The evaluation was conducted in the light of EU standards (Directives 2012/29;
Juvenile Justice A-Z
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: Terre des hommes
This is a child-friendly booklet that tries to answer the most common questions of young people when it comes to justice issues.
Child victims, witnesses and perpetrators in the new Hungarian Criminal Procedural Law [ChildHub webinar in Hungarian]
Date of publication: 2018
As of July 1st 2018 a new Criminal Procedural Law came into effect in Hungary. Based on this law what can happen to a child perpetrator at the police station?

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