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Police Officer and National Guard Training on Juvenile Justice

Training workshop


Job skills and best practices have improved, benefiting children in conflict with the law, and a new culture has been established among members of the Police and National Guard
Najet Jaouadi, Deputy Director of Social Prevention of the Judicial Police

Project Duration : 2014 - 2015

In 2013, a Tunisian delegation composed of representatives from the Police and National Guard, as well as a representative from UNICEF Tunisia, went first to Amman and later to Abidjan to participate in two workshops organised by the IBCR on the role, responsibilities and training of security forces in relation to children’s rights. Tunisian delegations were subsequently able to develop a national action plan that took into consideration the national context and the specific needs of their partners.

In September 2014, thanks to the support of the European Union for reforms concerning juvenile justice, UNICEF Tunisia and the IBCR started working together to train units of the Judicial Police and National Guard on children’s rights and juvenile justice.

Our goals :

Through its programme in Tunisia, the IBCR, in partnership with UNICEF and local actors, aimed to provide 260 police officers and national guards with juvenile justice training, most notably with respect to the procedures of the arrest, interrogation and detention of children in conflict with the law, in keeping with existing international and national provisions.

The first mission resulted in the validation of the training strategy and in meetings with project partners. The IBCR, in collaboration with national instructors, was thus able to develop teaching material for a three-day course on issues related to the best interests of the child and to diversion. The IBCR then developed a training toolkit for members of the Police and National Guard on juvenile justice and care for children in conflict with the law.

Some 12 trainers from the Police and National Guard received training, and were subsequently able to train over 260 police officers and national guards from different cities in Tunisia over the course of eight three-day training sessions.

  • Intervention locations : Tunisia
  • Project duration: 2014-2015
  • Partners :
    • UNICEF
    • Tunisian Ministry of the Interior
  • Highlights:
    • 260 police officers and national guards received training on juvenile justice and care for children in conflict with the law
  • Fields of activity and expertise :
    • Capacity building
    • Tools, reference manuals and standards
    • Training leadership
    • Children and the justice system

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