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Juvenile justice in Estonia


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Prezentācija konferencē "Bērnu sociāla iekļaušana kā antisociālas uzvedības novēršanas metode". …

Prezentācija konferencē "Bērnu sociāla iekļaušana kā antisociālas uzvedības novēršanas metode".

Konference tika rīkota projekta "Bērnu antisociālās uzvedības mazināšana: agrīnās prevencijas modeļi” ietvaros.
Projektu finansiāli atbalsta Islande, Lihtenšteina un Norvēģija NVO projektu programmas ietvaros.

NVO projektu programmu tiek finansēta ar Eiropas Ekonomikas zonas finanšu instrumenta un Latvijas valsts finansiālu atbalstu.

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  • 1. Juvenile justice in Estonia Jako Salla, Estonian Ministry of Justice 28.11.2013
  • 2. Content • Brief statistics • Policy • Prevention
  • 3. Children who commit crimes
  • 4. Average length on pretrial proceedings in months
  • 5. Number of minors in closed facilities
  • 6. Mediation
  • 7. Policy priorities • Coalition agreement – School attendance • Criminal Policy Guidelines – Prevention of recidivism – Prevention of juvenile crime • Early identification of children at risk – State level child protection system – Evidence based parenting program • Problems in school environment – Inclusive education, controversies, bullying
  • 8. Policy priorities • Prevention of juvenile crime – Juvenile committies • Quality, speed of procedure – Reform schools • Repeat offending, support on leaving – – – – – Speed of criminal procedure Reduction of alcohol consumption Internet crimes Sex offender treatment Cooperation networks
  • 9. Development plan for reducing violence • In addition to topics already mentioned… • Young victims of violence • Sexual violence – Knowledge and skills of police and judiciary • Domestic violence
  • 10. Coming up in the future • Primary prevention – SCHOOL & HOME – Government support for after school activities for municipalities – Implementation of school based universal prevention programs (Good Behaviour Game, Botvin Life Skills) – Skills and the role of teachers – Parenting skills
  • 11. Coming up in the future • Secondary prevention: child protection – New child protection law • Qualification • State supervision • State responsibilities in complicated cases – Parenting skills – Decriminalization of status offences – Juvenile committees reform – Youth work
  • 12. Coming up in the future • Tertiary prevention: police and justice system – – – – Age 14/15 & 18/21 Children & prison Evidence based programs New procedural code of misdemeanours • Child protection – Special conditions children • Shock imprisonment • Early release • Criminal records
  • 13. To sum up: • All prevention levels must be involved, sharing of responsibility – 1 goal vs several goals – Networking in all levels • Effective and appropriate practices must be preferred • In addition to doing the right things, they must be done in a right way – Evidence based practices – Evaluation
  • 14. Thank you!