Asian-Pacific Council for Juvenile Justice
On 24th August 2017, a workshop on counselling and prevention of child abuse took place in Ambala Cantt (Haryana, India). The workshop, based on the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act of 2012, aimed to raise awareness amongst teachers and counsellors about this issue. Mr Kuldeep Singh, a member of the Asia-Pacific Council for Juvenile Justice (APCJJ), and a former member of the Juvenile Justice Board of India, participated in the… read more
The 17th Melaka International Youth Dialogue, held from the 9th to the 13th of July 2017 at the MITC Hotel in Melaka (Malaysia), was organised by the World Assembly of Youth in collaboration with the Malaysian Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Melaka State Government, the Asian Youth Council, the Commonwealth Youth Council and the Malaysian Youth Council.
In this context, the issue of finding solutions to prevent juvenile delinquency was tackled at an… read more
The Third Meeting of the APCJJ Subcommitte for ASEAN was held in the context of the National Symposium on Ending Violence against Children in the Juvenile Justice System (June 28-30, Bangkok, Thailand).
The National Symposium started with an opening ceremony officiated by the Minister of Justice of Thailand, Mr. Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana. He gave the keynote address on bringing positive changes to the lives of children in contact with… read more
The Asia-Pacific Council brings together representatives of competent public administrations in juvenile justice, universities, academic centres and NGOs with expertise in legislation, implementation, supervision, research and intervention in the field of juvenile justice and focuses especially on fostering implementation of international standards and principles, promoting evidence-based crime prevention policies, enhancing inter-institutional cooperation and developing trans-national strategies to ensure the respect of children’s rights in the administration of justice.