CAS Juvenile Justice
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- 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
- 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
- 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
Prof. Philip D. JAFFÉ, Centre for Children’s Rights Studies (CIDE), University of Geneva
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
Identify legal norms, figures, instruments and tools for the effective application of non-custodial measures in the respect of rights and procedural guarantees.
- 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.
To reflect critically on the restorative approach to justice by examining a professional issue.
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.
- 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
- 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
Participants can choose between three modalities for the work at the end of their studies:
- individual writing of an article on the theme of justice juvenile, or
- the processing or analysis of a case in relation to juvenile justice issues, or
- writing of a short theoretical paper on an aspect of juvenile justice.
A short defence of the work by videoconference is planned.