IDE's expertise in the field of juvenile justice is widely recognized. Many countries or private and public institutions deal with the IDE to set up juvenile justice training courses based on a restorative approach and addressed to all juvenile justice sector actors.
Moreover, the IDE has also developed a "Juvenile Justice Trainer's Guide", which aims at offering a practical tool adapted to the context of professional trainers in the field of juvenile justice in Senegal.
CAS JUVENILE JUSTICE
Partner(s): Interfaculty Centre for Children's Rights of UNIGE
Target group: Professionals working with children and adolescents in conflict or in contact with the law: police officers, prosecutors, judges, lawyers, staff of public and prison institutions, educators, psychologists, doctors (paediatricians, child psychiatrists, etc.), criminologists, migration professionals, actors of non-governmental and international organizations, researchers.
- To train professionals in the understanding and implementation of juvenile justice based on a restorative approach;
- To know the different tools and methods of intervention centred on the rights of the child;
- To develop projects and interventions with children in conflict or in contact with the law while respecting the rights of the child.
Format: Distance learning
Diploma obtained: Certificate of Advanced Studies Continuing (CAS) in Juvenile Justice
CAS CHILD VICTIMS, CHILD WITNESSES: CHILD'S VOICE IN JUSTICE
Partner(s): Interfaculty Centre for Children’s Rights of UNIGE
Target group: Professional staff working in the field of the judiciary (members of civil and criminal juvenile courts, specialized prosecutors' offices, specialized registry staff), the bar (lawyers and trainee lawyers), the police (members of police forces, in particular juvenile brigades), child protection (child protection workers, psychologists attached to protection services, protection service lawyers, mediators).
- To strengthen the skills of professionals working with children and adolescents, especially children and adolescents who, for various reasons, are involved in the justice or protection system;
- To understand and evaluate the impact of children's rights on professional practices and judicial/administrative interventions;
- To acquire new knowledge in the field of child hearing in the light of the progress made, the protocols put in place and multidisciplinary research;
- To create a network of expertise.
Location: Interfaculty Centre for Children’s Rights (CIDE), University of Geneva (Valais Campus), Sion-Bramois, Switzerland
Diploma obtained: Certificate of Advanced Studies Continuing (CAS) Child Victims, Child Witnesses: The Word of the Child in Justice
TRAINING OF TRAINERS IN JUVENILE JUSTICE
Partner(s): Directorate of Human Security of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs by the Embassy of Switzerland in Dakar and Centre de formation judiciaire in Dakar (Senegal)
Target group: 64 juvenile justice professionals (magistrates, police officers, prison officers, specialized educators, lawyers) from all regions of Senegal
Objectives: The general objective of the programme is to improve the training of professionals, taking into account their needs. The specific objectives are:
- The specialization of professionals;
- Learning to "work better together";
- The valorisation of professions related to juvenile justice intervention.
Location: Dakar (Senegal) et Sion (Switzerland)
Format: Face-to-face, 4 modules of 5 days
Diploma obtained: Certificate of attendance
Remarks: The project, which started in 2012, covers all regions of Senegal.
TRAINING MODULES ON THE THEME OF JUVENILE JUSTICE
Partner(s): Swiss-Bulgarian Cooperation Programme and Minister of Justice of the Republic of Bulgaria
Target group: actors in the penal chain (magistrates, mediators, lawyers, police officers, social workers, psychologists)
- To consolidate the competences of juvenile justice actors,
- To develop knowledge in the field of children's rights and juvenile justice,
- To propose tools for professionals.
Language: French or English and translated into Bulgarian
Location: Bulgaria and Switzerland
Format: Face-to-face: three modules on juvenile justice, a visit to Switzerland, a specialisation module for lawyers, a module for trainers in juvenile justice, a module on penal mediation of minors and a module on hearing the child
Diploma obtained: Certificate of attendance
Remarks: The programme started in 2014 with an analysis of the Bulgarian juvenile justice system.
CAS PROTECTION AND CHILDREN’S RIGHTS
Partner(s): Interfaculty Centre for Children’s Rights of UNIGE and the Institut des droits de l’homme et de la paix de l’UCAD, in Dakar (Senegal)
Target group: Professionals in West and Central Africa who work with and for children or who are involved in the defence of children's rights.
- To acquire interdisciplinary, scientifically based theoretical and practical knowledge of children's rights in the fields of law, sociology, pedagogy, psychology, social work, education, public health and ethics;
- To be familiar with tools for assessing the best interests of the child and taking into account his or her views;
- To develop skills to apprehend difficult situations with an approach based on the rights of the child taking into account the economic and socio-cultural context;
- To develop critical reflection on one's own practice, ethics and professional duties and acquire a working methodology;
- To acquire new skills, including networking with an interdisciplinary and interprofessional approach.
Location: Dakar (Senegal)
Format: in attendance and Distance Learning, 4 modules of 5 days each
Diploma obtained: Certificate of Continuing Education (CAS) in Child Protection and Children's Rights
INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO HIGH CONFLICT FAMILY TRANSITIONS
Partner(s): Groupement Pro Médiation, Astural, Fédération Genevoise MédiationS, Haute École de Travail Social Geneva
Target group: Judicial authorities and child protection professionals
- To present interdisciplinary court-managed care arrangements for separating families;
- To reflect on the benefits of interdisciplinary care of family situations involving child protection measures;
- To analyse the different professional postures at play in interdisciplinary systems;
- To strengthen the skills of professionals on the place and well-being of children at the heart of family separations.
Date & location: 24, 25 and 26 November 2020 in Geneva, Haute école de travail social
Format: face-to-face : one conference and two days of training
Diploma obtained: see above
Remarks: argumentation, programme and GPM registration
REGIONAL ROUND TABLE ON CRIMINAL AND CIVIL MEDIATION PRACTICES FOR CHILDREN
Partner(s): Terre des hommes - Helping children worldwide, Child Relief Foundation and the Mediator of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire
Target group: actors of the West African judicial systems and traditional justice actors
- To identify, in the national legislations of the participating countries, the mechanisms allowing the implementation of penal and family mediation measures in favour of minors;
- To share experiences and identify good practices in the field of mediation carried out by traditional justice actors (such as traditional chiefs, customary chiefs, religious leaders, heads of families and neighbourhood chiefs) and official justice actors, and to exchange on the relevance of strengthening collaboration between official and traditional mechanisms;
- To identify the limits faced by justice actors in the implementation of mediation measures;
- To stimulate the "rights of the child" reflex, in particular the right to be heard and to have one's opinion duly taken into account, in the implementation of mediation processes;
- To discuss strategies that support the improvement of coordination between the actors of the formal and traditional justice systems in the field of mediation for juveniles;
- To reflect on the establishment of a monitoring mechanism for this new regional community of practice and to promote regular exchanges between the actors present at this round table.
Location: Grand-Bassam (Ivory Coast)
Diploma obtained: Attendance certificate
Remarks: Report produced during the regional round table