Access to justice for children and young people

Tdh access to justice

We encourage states in Europe to provide effective access to justice for children in contact with the justice system. We support non-custodial measures for children and of stronger procedural safeguards. With our partners, we promote the use of restorative justice in cases involving children, either as victims or suspects/offenders. Through innovative participatory methodologies, we empower children to advocate for their own rights. At regional level, we facilitate the sharing of best practices and learning, awareness-raising and advocacy for child-friendly justice. We also support the creation of the Barnahus multi-disciplinary service that provides care for child victims and witnesses of violence and abuse.