The intervention represents the evolution of the previous actions financed by the Italian Cooperation and carried out by NGOs, within juvenile detention institutions and the component of restorative justice and alternative practices ( CEFA ). Compared to our initiative, the intervention put into financing continues, with the expected result 2, the strengthening of reception, socio-educational services and family and professional reintegration in favor of minors guests of the centers.
Counties of Mombasa , Nyeri and Nairobi and at 38 juvenile care institutions distributed throughout the country – Duration: 36 months
- the application of preventive measures and alternatives to the institutionalization of minors in conflict with the law (Alternative Dispute Resolution and Restorative Justice) is infrequent;
- the cases are managed without a Juvenile Justice Information Management System (JJIMS) for data management
- the reception centers are still lacking in effective services for the care and reintegration of the child
- alternative practices, primarily foster care, are not promoted in the juvenile justice system
Description of the beneficiary groups
The identified target groups are 2000 vulnerable children who require care and protection as well as children in conflict with the law, who in both cases come into contact with the juvenile criminal justice system (at the 38 juvenile institutions or at police stations of Mombasa Nyeri and Nairobi) and to which we want to offer alternatives to detention and institutionalization.
Another target group is made up of professionals working in the juvenile justice sector and receiving a specific training path, in 3 8 centers, about 417 government staff and 150 police , probation and minors department staff. Being a multidisciplinary action, the stakeholder group involves government agencies, academic and research entities, and the private social, and OSC.
Project: OPEN to minors: Foster Care Rehabilitation and Reintegration for a future to vulnerable children in Kenya
This project is designed to help promote and protect the rights of vulnerable children and / or those in conflict with the law in Kenya as established by SDG 16 and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child .The project will create a strengthening of the Juvenile Justice System in Kenya , in compliance with the international standards adopted in the field, involving the competent institutions, civil society and the private sector.
PARTNERS and Local Counterparts
- Department of Children’s Services (DCS)
- Department of Probation and Aftercare Services (DPAS)
- Collective Community Action (CCA)
- Challenged Network of Kenya (CNK)
- Tangaza University College of Nairobi (TUC)
- African Institute for Children Studies (AICS)
- ACA-K Alternative Care Alliance – Kenya
Italians and Internationals
- Municipality of Milan (CdM) International relations area – International cooperation and solidarity office
- Ministry of Justice (MdG)
- University Center for Studies and Research on the Family – Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan (CASRF-UCSC)
- University of Padua Department of Pedagogy (UdP)
- The International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO)
- Istituto Don Calabria (IDC)
Contribute to promoting and protecting the rights of vulnerable children and / or those in conflict with the law in Kenya as sanctioned by SDG 16 and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Strengthening of the Juvenile Justice System in Kenya, in compliance with the international standards adopted in the field, involving the competent institutions, civil society and the private sector.
- R1. The practices and procedures concerning alternative dispute resolution (Alternative Dispute Resolution) and restorative justice (Restorative Justice) have been introduced in fieri.
- R2. Adapted according to the best interests of the child, reception services, socio-educational services and family and professional reintegration.
- R3. Impulse to foster care as an alternative measure of child protection / detention.