|National Sections Activities in JJ|
DCI national sections use a number of strategies to promote and defend the rights of children in juvenile justice:
Eg: DCI-Sierra Leone led a successful lobby with the government to adopt a new legislation to protect children’s rights.
Eg: DCI-Bolivia helps to build the capacities of justice professionals (including police officers, judges, lawyers and prison staff) by offering trainings on international standards in juvenile justice and strategies for non-violent discipline.
Eg: DCI-Uganda runs a socio-legal defence centre to assist children in conflict with the law. As part of the programme, DCI legally represents children and their families, monitors the conditions of detention centres, and transports children to their hearings.
Eg: DCI-Palestine monitors and reports on violations against children living under occupation, including administrative detention and violence and abuse in police custody. Most recently, DCI-Palestine led a coalition of NGOs reporting to the UN Committee against Torture and produced a book providing recommendations for ending the torture of Palestinian children detained by Israel.