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2016 Sep 23

The conclusions from the Second Meeting of the North American Council for Juvenile Justice are now available online, under the following link.

The Second Meeting of the NACJJ took place in Toronto, Canada on the 5th and 6th of November 2015, and was titled "From Theory to Practice: How to Strengthen Juvenile Justice Restorative Mechanisms in North America". The... read more

2016 Jan 15
Global study on children deprived of liberty

The UN General Assembly, in its resolution 69/157, invited the SG to commission an in-depth global study on children deprived of liberty. The preparatory work for the study, now in its early stages of development, is led by the Office of the SRSG on Violence Against Children, Marta Santos Pais. Ms Santos Pais invited representatives from civil society and research institutions to a... read more

2015 Nov 6

The second day of the North American Council for Juvenile Justice’s Second Meeting, which took place on Friday the 6th of November, consisted of a policy-oriented event where the participants could engage in discussions on policies and challenges facing North American nations, as well as the future steps of the NACJJ.

The day started with a welcome address by Dale Elliott, Manager of the Youth Justice Strategic Policy and Planning... read more

2015 Nov 5
Day 1 of the Second NACJJ Meeting: Restorative juvenile justice and alternatives to deprivation of liberty in North America

The Second Meeting of the North American Council for Juvenile Justice has dedicated its first day to tackling good practices in restorative juvenile justice, as well as alternatives to deprivation of liberty for children in conflict with the law in the North American region.

The first day started with a welcome address by Dale Elliott, Manager of the Youth Justice Strategic Policy and Planning Unit, Youth Justice Services... read more

2015 Nov 4
Restorative juvenile justice seminar

In an event prior to the Second Meeting of the North American Council for Juvenile Justice (NACJJ), the Juvenile Justice Initiative (JJI) and Illinois Balanced and Restorative Justice (IBARJ) held a discussion on November 3 called “Restorative Justice: The Northern Ireland Approach” in Chicago, Illinois, USA. This seminar was a key component of the process undertaken by the JJI, IBARJ and the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission to review... read more

2015 Oct 15
APCJJ-NACJJ exchange on juvenile justice systems of Thailand and Canada

During a study visit to Canada in September, Mr. Veerayuth Sukcharoen and Dr. Kattiya Ratanadilok, the Director General and the Head of Research and Development of the Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection of the Thai Ministry of Justice (DJOP) respectively, carried out an informal meeting in Ontario with Ms. Dale Elliott, Manager of the Youth Justice Strategic Policy and Planning Unit, Youth Justice Services Division,... read more

2015 Feb 6
First Meeting of the North American Council for Juvenile Justice

December saw the First Meeting of the North American Council for Juvenile Justice (NACJJ), organised by the International Juvenile Justice Observatory. Representatives of public administration, civil society and universities from USA, Canada and Mexico were invited to Washington D.C. by the IJJO in cooperation with the Juvenile Justice Initiative and Civitas Law Centre at Loyola Law School of Chicago, and the Former Secretary of the... read more