Presentation on theme: "Juvenile Justice in Papua New Guinea. Diversionary processes implemented Juvenile arrested Juvenile taken to central processing point and detained in."— Presentation transcript:
Diversionary processes implemented Juvenile arrested Juvenile taken to central processing point and detained in a juvenile cell Arrest 2002 Juvenile interviewed in the presence of advocate and/or parent Juvenile dealt with by trained, on-duty juvenile officer Juvenile detained in adult cell Juvenile beaten or abused by police Juvenile interviewed without legal representation or parents being notified. Arrest 2005
Tried in Juvenile Court, by Juvenile Court Magistrate Tried in District Court, by District Court Magistrates Released into care of family of NGO Court Appearance 2002 Diversionary options available, 6 monthly reviews when remanded or detained. Tried under new Juvenile Courts Act Not offered bail, even for minor offences Tried under old legislation (not child friendly) Harsh sentencing, no opportunity for review Court Appearance 2005
Remanded in Juvenile Institutions, with trained correctional officers Children often subject to abuse by officers and other adult residents Provided with access to education and other community programs Detention 2002 Support programs developed when child released Minimum Standards developed, advocates conduct spot-checks No access to community programs or organisations Poor living conditions Released without support to reintegrate into the community Detention 2005
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