Evaluation of intervention, rehabilitation and diversion programmes for children in conflict with the law

Visit of a rehabilitation centre

Project Duration : 2015

UNICEF Philippines called for an in-depth study of the obstacles in the Filipino juvenile justice system. The Montreal-based consulting firm, Universalia, won this contract and collaborated with the IBCR on the project in order to benefit from its expertise in justice for children.

Objectives :

  • Produce a situation analysis of the application of international standards for justice for
    children in the Philippines.


  • In partnership with UNICEF and Universalia, the IBCR contributed to the analysis of juvenile justice programmes, and the development of an assessment, by meeting with actors within the child protection system (social workers, police officers, lawyers, judges, NGO personnel, teachers, community leaders), as well as with children in conflict with the law at rehabilitation centres.
  • In collaboration with the national and international staff of Universalia, a one-week field study was conducted in the regions of Central and Eastern Visayas of the Philippines.
  • Intervention locations : Regions of Central and Eastern Visayas
  • Project duration: 2015
  • Partners :
    • UNICEF, Universalia, Department of Social Welfare and Development of the Philippines.
  • Highlights:
    • 3 rehabilitation centres visited
    • 8 group interviews with members of the child protection system of the Philippines
    • 3 provinces studied.
  • Fields of activity and expertise :
    • Applied research
    • Children and the justice system

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