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CAS Juvenile Justice 2022

This CAS aims to train professionals working in the juvenile justice system to rethink and implement juvenile justice based on a restorative and reparative approach.

Information

Period

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10 ECTS credits
120 Distance teaching hours
40 distance teaching hours, 80 hours of online activities, 120 hours of personal work, 60 hours for the graduation work. The training is given in Spanish.

Language

English

Format

Distance learning

Contact

Saskia PERRIN y Antonio VARON MEJIA
casjustice(at)unige.ch

Registration

Contact coordinator

Fees:

CHF 1'350.- 

An invoice is sent with the letter of confirmation of admission.
 

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Objectives

  • Train professionals in understanding and implementing juvenile justice based on a restorative approach and repairing
  • Know the different tools and methods of centred intervention on the rights of the child
  • Develop projects and interventions for children in conflict or in contact with the law while respecting the rights of the child

Audience

Professional working with children and adolescents in contact or conflict with the law: police officer, prosecutor, judge, lawyer, public sector employee and prison officer, educator, psychologist, doctor (paediatrician, child psychiatrist, etc.), criminologist, migration professional, actor of non-governmental organizations and international organizations, researcher, etc

Learning outcomes

  • Know the fundamental concepts of juvenile justice (in particular restorative justice), by analysing national, regional and international legal frameworks and taking into account the current social and criminological context at the national, regional and international levels
  • Analyse, evaluate and identify the main themes of juvenile justice, risk factors and the protection of children's rights
  • Know and be able to implement different intervention methodologies
  • Identify the norms, principles and values of restorative juvenile justice and introduce them into their professional practice
  • Conduct critical reflection and design projects and interventions for the prevention and promotion of restorative justice
  • Develop communication, negotiation and collaboration strategies with the various actors involved in child rights and other organizations in the field
  • Develop a network of experts in juvenile justice and restorative approach within institutions dealing with children and youth of adolescents in conflict and in contact with the law

Programme

5 modules:

  • Juvenile justice and Restorative Approach
  • The Subjects of Juvenile Justice
  • Procedures and Professionals Specialised in Juvenile Justice
  • Execution of Measure by the Restorative Approach
  • Final Work

Director(s)

Prof. Philip D. JAFFÉ, Centre for Children’s Rights Studies (CIDE), University of Geneva

Coordinator(s)

Saskia PERRIN and Prof. Antonio VARON MEJIA

Partnership

The International Institute for the Rights of the Child, Sion, Switzerland , Terre des hommes Foundation - Child Relief (Tdh), Lausanne, Switzerland

Description

Objective

To know the foundations of the restorative approach of the juvenile justice by analysing the history and evolution of models, as well as regional and international legal frameworks international, while taking into account social contexts and criminological issues.

Cover topics

  • International standards in juvenile justice: Convention on the rights of the child and other treaties in human rights and rules related to juvenile justice.
  • Regional standards in juvenile justice: in particular standards and the inter-American and Ibero-American system.
  • The interdisciplinarity of juvenile justice: violence, criminological perspectives, different facets of Latin America, social perception and stereotypes and the media.
  • Good practices and challenges: restorative juvenile justice, gender, diversion and lowering the age of criminal justice criminal liability.

Planning

 

Description

Objective

Analyze and evaluate normative and bio-psycho-social analytical points of view, the main subjects of juvenile justice; the main risk and protective factors that influence the treatment of children in contact or conflict with the law and implement different methods of specialized interventions.

Cover topics

  • Legal standards: guidelines for children victims and witnesses, general observations on the right to be heard and the best interest of the child and the Conventions of Budapest and Lanzarote.
  • The biological, psychological and social dimensions: cognitive, moral and emotional development, attachment, resilience, trauma and mental health, child actor, abuse, particular vulnerability of girls, risk and protective factors, gang and cybercrime.
  • Good practices and challenges: types of interventions according to age or gender, community role and training community leaders, sexual offences, drug use and case studies.

Planning

 

Description

Objective

Identify national and international standards, the principles and values of restorative juvenile justice, in order to support their introduction into the practices of practitioners and in the policies and strategies of the authorities and institutions for the enforcement and protection of children.

Cover topics

  • Legal standards: Riyadh guidelines, guarantee a fair trial, participation of the child in the proceedings criminal procedure, the age of criminal responsibility and duration of measurements.
  • Interdisciplinarity: specialized interventions and network collaborations.
  • Good practices and challenges: mediation, remission, tertiary prevention, networking, probation and recidivism.
  • Juvenile justice and migration flows.

Description

Objective

Identify legal norms, figures, instruments and tools for the effective application of non-custodial measures in the respect of rights and procedural guarantees.

Cover topics

  • Legal standards: Tokyo, Bangkok and Havana and other international standards related to custodial and non-custodial measures.
  • Organizational aspects of the execution of privative and non-privative measures: types of interventions, supervision and control mechanisms, security regimes and review of the conditions of the measure.
  • Good practices and challenges: multidisciplinarity in organization and execution of measures, mental health, addictions and preparation for release.

Description

To reflect critically on the restorative approach to justice by examining a professional issue.

Assessment

Each module is subject to an evaluation which takes the form of one or more tests adapted to the teaching and e-learning.

Pedagogical method

Training organized over a period of 10 months and entirely online by through a virtual educational platform (Moodle). Structured around 5 modules, it includes 4 thematic modules and 1 module devoted to final thesis.

Each module takes place over approximately 7 weeks. It includes different forms of online teaching and learning: video courses, activities and other relevant training activities adapted to the program and remote format, either:

  • 40 hours of virtual teaching (speaker videos);
  • 80 hours of online activities, including participation in discussion with tutors and other participants;
  • 120 hours of personal work (reading, research, writing);
  • 60 hours for final work;
  • approximately 8 hours per week should be spent on the CAS.

Admission criteria

  • University degree or bachelor's degree from the University of Geneva, a master's or bachelor's degree from a Swiss university or issued bya university recognized by the University of Geneva
  • Have two years of relevant professional experience in the field oftraining
  • Excellent written and oral command of Spanish and, if possible another language, in particular French or English
  • Applications are evaluated by the Steering Committee which reservesthe right to accept applications from persons who have not theuniversity degree. The candidate must then demonstrate professional skills in the field of training and of his ability to follow the program

Steering committee

  • Prof. Philip D. Jaffé, Centre for Children's Rights Studies, University of Geneva; Program Director and Chair of the Steering Committee
  • Marta Gil, Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh); Member of the Steering Committee
  • Yann Colliou, International Institute for the Rights of the Child; Member of the Steering Committee

Collaboration

Remarks

Graduation work 

Participants can choose between three modalities for the work at the end of their studies:

  1. individual writing of an article on the theme of justice juvenile, or
  2. the processing or analysis of a case in relation to juvenile justice issues, or
  3. writing of a short theoretical paper on an aspect of juvenile justice.

A short defence of the work by videoconference is planned.

Contribution to the SDGs

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

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