Institute on Justice for Child Witnesses

The Institute on Justice for Child Witnesses is a small, dynamic non-profit organisation that fights for the rights and dignity of children in the criminal justice system. For over two decades, it has been working to change the judicial landscape of the criminal justice system to take the unique needs of child witnesses into account. The Institute trains and sensitizes stakeholders in the legal system on how to work appropriately and sensitively with child witnesses. Its research activities seek to identify and address underlying patterns of abuse, violence and victimisation that lead to these cases. It engages youth and community groups, intervening where necessary to educate, inform and help break pervasive cycles of violence, abuse and exploitation. It supports governments, civil society and aid agencies with project implementation that is aimed at developing and strengthening legislation, policies and implementation processes associated with judicial reform for child witnesses.

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