At the request of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Liberia, the American Bar Association – Africa Law Initiative (ABA-Africa) conducted an assessment of the Liberian juvenile justice system. This is a summary of the findings of Juvenile Justice Assessment Team. In accordance of the Terms of Reference provided by UNICEF, the Report also makes recommendations on several fronts: legal representation for children; juvenile justice legislation; social service network for children adjudicated delinquent, neglected or in need of care and protection, and administration of the judiciary. The Report identifies short- and long-term goals leading to the development of a true juvenile justice system in Liberia.
American Bar Association, Africa Law Initiative and UNICEF | 2006