Georgia: EU and UNICEF support juvenile justice professionals to gain specialised knowledge on child rights

Georgia: EU and UNICEF support juvenile justice professionals to gain specialised knowledge on child rights

March 21, 2022

More than 50 professionals from the Non-Custodial Sanctions Service and the National Probation Agency of Georgia participated in a four-day training on working with children in conflict with the law and victims and witnesses of crime. 

The training was organised in the framework of a joint EU and UNICEF initiative to promote the specialisation of juvenile justice professionals, in partnership with the Justice Training Centre of Georgia.

In terms of specialisation, local experts need to be familiarised with diversion as an alternative criminal justice mechanism and one of the main cornerstones of the juvenile justice system. This mechanism involves providing children with the opportunity to understand the consequences of their actions and to receive support to prevent reoffending.

The trainings took place as part of the three-year programme ‘Strengthening Child Protection Systems and Services in Georgia’, supported by the EU and aimed at building the capacity of professionals at central and municipal level to support and protect children and families in Georgia.

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