In partnership with UNICEF, Dominica is receiving the assistance of a facilitator in the person of Mrs. Jacqueline Sealy Burke, an Attorney at law, to conduct a four day workshop to be held from Tuesday May 3rd to Friday May 6th 2016 at the Fort Young Hotel.
Under the OECS Juvenile Justice Reform Project, funded by USAID, a number of Draft Family Model Bills are receiving attention one of which is the Child Justice Bill. This Bill is centred on a rights based system which reflects measures to meet minimum standards in the four main supporting Juvenile Justice Instruments.
According to a release, the workshop will examine the Juvenile Justice System and its various stages, the new paradigm necessary for the implementation of the OECS Child Justice legislation and reinforce the nexus with child protection issues.
It targets Probation, Police officers (especially those who work with children), Magistrates, Police Prosecutors, Child Protection officers and representatives from juvenile facilities and youth centred organizations.
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