Members' projects 

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CREW
Reinforcing the Rights of Children Involved in Criminal Proceedings
From May 2020 to January 2023

The CREW project aims at systematising the procedures for the individual assessment of children suspected or accused in criminal proceedings through the development of a national methodology based on the rights of the child, which could then be shared and transferred to other European territories.

This project is co-funded by the European Union.

CADRE
Children's Alternatives to Detention Protecting their Rights in Europe
From February 2021 to February 2023

The project aims at improving knowledge of migration detention and its impact on human rights and children’s rights, and at promoting alternatives. Its goal is the elimination of child detention to guarantee children’s rights and welfare within the European Union

 

This project is co-funded by the European Union.

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CLEAR-Rights
Enhancing Legal Assistance for Children
From January 2021 to December 2022

For many children in Europe, criminal justice remains unjust. Those in criminal proceedings might struggle to access quality legal aid. The CLEAR-Rights project aims to ensure that free, specialised legal aid is accessible to all children involved in such proceedings.

This project is co-funded by the European Union.

LA Child
Legal Aid for Children

From 2020 to 2021
 

Access to a lawyer for children plays a major role in the measures taken by judges and the child’s reintegration and rehabilitation ability and opportunity. LA Child aims at removing barriers and facilitate children’s access to lawyers as their right.

This project is co-funded by the European Union.

 

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FOCUS
Working Together with Children in Criminal Proceedings
From January 2020 to December 2021

The project aims to guarantee that children in contact with the law, as victims and/or offenders, can access fair justice and individualised care and support, based on a multidisciplinary individual assessment of their needs. It is implemented by Terre des Hommes in cooperation with partners in Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Serbia and The Netherlands.

This project is co-funded by the European Union.

i-Restore
Protecting Child Victims through Restorative Justice
From December 2019 to November 2021

i-Restore is a project promoting the use of restorative justice in cases involving child victims by improving knowledge among national stakeholders on child-victim friendly restorative justice and empowering children to advocate for better protection of child victims.

This project is co-funded by the European Union.

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PROMISE
Barnahus Network
Since 2019

The project aims at supporting Europe to adopt the Barnahus model as a standard practice for providing child victims and witnesses of violence rapid access to justice and care. We undertake this work to fulfil the PROMISE vision: a Europe where all children enjoy their right to be protected from violence.

This project is co-funded by the European Union.

 

Children's Rights Helpdesk
Since 2018 

Following the example of the successful Children's Rights Helpdesk, DCI established a Children's Rights Helpdesk in Greece and Italy. At the Children's Rights Helpdesk, lawyers from various teams work in the field of youth assistance.The Children's Rights Helpdesk is approached daily by children, parents, lawyers and other care providers. We look at what we can do in each individual case.

AWAY
Alternative ways to address youth
From 2017 to 2019

The project aims to ensure that multidisciplinary professionals are more aware and better equipped concerning diversion for arrested/suspected children. There are available services and opportunities for diversion in the project countries, but current measures are not appropriate or effective.

This project is co-funded by the European Union.

My lawyer, my rights
From 2016 to 2018

Today, access to a lawyer and adequate legal assistance for minors remains a challenge overall, with few countries boasting an adequate system in this regard.
In response to this, the "My Lawyer, my rights" project aims to strengthen children's rights in criminal proceedings.

This project is co-funded by the European Union.

ELFO
From December 2016 to 2018 

The project’s general objective is to improve the level and quality of protection of child victims or potential victims of violence by empowering guardians, legal representatives and foster parents of children deprived of parental care within an integrated child protection Framework.

This project is co-funded by the European Union.

YouthLab
2015 - 2022

The project is a training programme in which young people train justice professionals, using their first-hand experiences and interactive training forms. One of the main outcomes of this project is a publicly available toolkit for those who wish to transform the juvenile justice system through youth participation. It aims at promoting mutually respectful and impactful interactions between youngsters and justice professionals.

 

This project is co-funded by the European Union. 

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THEAM
From November 2015 to December 2016

From previous researches, the need to enhance the specific training on children’s rights emerges, particularly those concerned with children’s participation in decisions affecting them.The project aims at training key professionals involved in the work with vulnerable children and integrating training on children’s rights and child friendly justice into regular national training and education curricula for professionals.

This project is co-funded by the European Union.

Pro-Jus
Procedural Rights of Children Suspected or Accused
in Criminal Proceedings in the EU 

From September 2015 to February 2017

The PRO-JUS project aims to ensure that foreign children suspected or accused in criminal proceedings benefit from the procedural guarantees recognised for them in the EU Directives on the right to information, the right to translation and the right to legal assistance in criminal proceedings.

This project is co-funded by the European Union.

Children's rights behind bars
From 2014 to 2018

The project aims at improving detention conditions of children through training of monitoring bodies and professionals, enhancing protection of children deprived of liberty by promoting effective participation and fostering collaboration of services involved in reintegration.

This project is co-funded by the European Union.

 

Twelve
From October 2014 to March 2016

The main goal of the project contributes to the implementation of article 12 of the CRC (right to participation) in the field of Juvenile Justice  by developing a multidisciplinary training process aimed at strengthening and harmonising the skills and capacities of professionals in addressing children's rights and specific needs as a key element of an appropriate, efficient and inclusive action.

 

This project is co-funded by the European Union.