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2019-12-20

DCAF organizes a training for childhood protection delegates on writing visit reports for detention centres and a field visit to the rehabilitation centre for children in conflict with the law

DCAF organizes a training for childhood protection delegates on writing visit reports for detention centres and a field visit to the rehabilitation centre for children in conflict with the law

Tunis, December 5th, 6th and 7th 2019: In close collaboration with the Ministry of Women, Family, Children and Seniors, DCAF has supported the organization of training on 5.6 and 7 December 2019.

 

This training aimed at strengthening the capacities of childhood protection delegates in planning, carrying out and monitoring visits to juvenile detention centers. It is part of training courses granted to this professional body since 2018 with a view to strengthening the dialogue between the Childhood Protection Delegates and the administration of juvenile detention centers by promoting knowledge of good practices international in this field.

 

The speakers, Swiss experts in techniques of visiting penitentiary facilities, reviewed the different aspects of the Swiss experience, in particular, the methodology adopted by the Swiss National Commission for Prevention of Torture for the drafting of annual and thematic reports.

 

The training also included practical exercises on the various regional challenges and practical obstacles that the Delegates of Child Protection encounter during their official prevention or inspection visits.

 

On the second day of the training, 12 childhood protection delegates benefited from a visit to the juvenile rehabilitation centre in Elmourouj, Ben Arous, they also participated in round tables held with the directors and professionals of this establishment, and granted interviews to a few minors in detention.

 

The exchange of observations have led to strong recommendations at the end of the work, including the extension and strengthening the mechanisms of the agreement governing the delegates framework, as well as collaboration with the office of Juvenile Justice Support at the Ministry of Justice.

 

This project is financed through the DCAF Trust Fund for North Africa (TFNA). The Fund is financed by Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. Further information on DCAF is available on the DCAF website or on the DCAF Tunisia website.