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CAS Juvenile Justice 2021

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

February 2021 - January 2022
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

Registration

Registration deadline

10 January 2021

Fees:

CHF 1200.- An invoice is sent with the letter of confirmation of admission.
On request, it is possible to pay the CAS registration fee in several times (maximum 4 payments).

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 specialized in juvenile justice
  • Execution of measure by the restorative approach
  • Final work

Director(s)

Prof. Philip JAFFÉ, Centre Interfacultaire en Droits de l'Enfant (CIDE), Université de Genève

Dr. Jean ZERMATTEN, Centre Interfacultaire en Droits de l'Enfant (CIDE), Université de Genève

M. Yann COLLIOU, Fondation Terre des hommes – aide à l'enfance (Tdh)

Coordinator(s)

Jenni CADOLA and Prof. Antonio VARON MEJIA, CIDE, University of Geneva

Partnership

Institut international des droits de l’enfant • Fondation Terre des hommes - aide à l'enfance

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 possibleanother 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 professionalskills in the field of training and of his ability to follow the program

Collaboration

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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