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European comparative report presented at the second steering group meeting of the ‘Child-friendly JT’ project in Verona

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On 29th January, the second steering group meeting of the European project ´Child-friendly JT - The right of minors to information, translation and interpretation in criminal proceedings: development of child-friendly tools´ took place in Verona (Italy). This project is financed by the European Commission’s Justice Programme. It is led by Fundación Diagrama and has partners from different European organisations: the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (Belgium), Istituto Don Calabria (Italy), Hope for Children (Cyprus), Social Activities and Practices Institute (Bulgaria) and Udruga MoSt (Croatia).

The objective of the ´Child-friendly JT´ project is to support children in conflict with the law, in order that they know their rights and have access to relevant information about legal proceedings, using a language adapted to their specific needs. Additionally, it tries to ensure that those who do not understand the language of the country in which they find themselves participating in judicial proceedings, are provided with all of the information in their own language.

The objective of the second steering group meeting was to present the European Comparative Report produced by the International Juvenile Justice Observatory. In this, the results obtained in each of the project’s participant countries are shown, achieved through a study of the needs of children who were undergoing judicial measures at the time, in both open and closed regimes. In order to do this, a mixed investigation methodology was used, both quantitative –through questionnaires -, and qualitative –through discussion groups. Additionally, the idea of creating six informative brochures focusing on each phase of the judicial proceedings was debated during the meeting.

To carry out the different phases of the project, various associate partners in the participant countries were contacted: the General Directorate of Family and Social Policies of the Ministry of Family and Equality of Opportunities of the Region of Murcia (Spain); the Centre for Juvenile Justice of Triveneto, part of the Department of Juvenile Justice and Community of the Ministry of Justice (Italy); the Parliamentary Committee of Legal Affairs (Cyprus); the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria; as well as the Social Welfare Centre, the Juvenile Section of the District Prosecutor'

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