La pandemia que vivimos actualmente, ha venido a relucir varias debilidades del sistema penal en diversas partes del planeta. En materia de justicia para adolescentes, el COVID-19 remarcó varias carencias de las y los jóvenes en los centros de internamiento, por lo que hay una urgente necesidad de mejora en cuanto a condiciones dignas y […]
Transparency; one of the ways to identify the strengths of the adolescent justice system
“Information can save lives,” was the phrase used by. the founding member and director of Documenta A.C., María Sirvent, regarding transparency by the authorities in charge of the adolescent justice system in Mexico, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. During our webinar titled : “COVID-19: Identifying the strengths of the adolescent justice system”, Sirvent […]
Faced with COVID 19: What challenges are there during and after the pandemic in terms of adolescent measures?
Many times the young people who are in the system no longer trust the procedures that are carried out with them nor have trust in the people who are involved in them. One of the reasons is that they have gone through “a thousand professionals”, but they are still being asked their name instead of […]
COVID-19 How to deal with a humanitarian crisis of children detained in Latin America?
Adolescents do not perceive freedom in the same way that we do, which is why in the face of a pandemic like that of COVID-19, we have to see not what we think they need, but what they really see as essential, according to Margoth Montaño,Head of the Cenvicruz Legal Area (Program for adolescents with […]
COVID-19: Responding to the pandemic from court and in detention centers
It is not enough to allow minors in detention centers to go home, but rather to have the necessary tools to continue with their social reintegration process if necessary and that authorities make sure that the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic is controlled during their time of detention. This was one of the topics discussed […]
Youth Detention and COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is a potential humanitarian disaster in juvenile detention centers around the world. 1.4 million children are locked behind bars, often in terrible conditions (detained for months or years waiting to see a judge, abused, extorted, living overcrowded, and under unsanitary conditions). They need to be in contact with their families to not […]
JJAI conducts a webinar to analyze how to guarantee comprehensive care in the face of COVID-19 in the adolescent justice system
It is important that we take care of the mental health of adolescents in detention centers during COVID19, as they are already isolated from society, which is why a pandemic like this can be an opportunity to integrate care measures towards young people, with the agreement of the Undersecretary of the Penitentiary System of the […]