Children in Pretrial Detention:
When a child is waiting months or years in detention to see a judge or have a case resolved, what is the shortest possible period of time?
This is the first international report, surveying 118 countries, dedicated to understanding how long children spend in pretrial detention and how practitioners, advocates, civil society and the international human rights community can adopt better practices and standards to protect children waiting in prison.
Reducing Length of Child Pretrial Detention
Watch our live webinar from May 20th, 2019 on starting a global movement to reduce the time children spend in pretrial detention. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Bart Lubow, Aímee Burdgorf, Research Specialist at the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee, Yannick van den Brink Assistant Professor of Child Law at Leiden University and Juvenile Justice Advocates International’s founder Douglas Keillor discuss the challenges and emerging trends to reduce case processing time so that children are truly detained for the “shortest possible period of time.”