The Ukraine Juvenile Justice Reform Project (UJJRP) is working with Ukraine’s central governmental authorities to develop an effective system of justice for minors. The Ukraine Juvenile Justice Reform Project is a technical assistance project that is funded by the Department for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) and implemented by Agriteam Canada Consulting Ltd. in cooperation with the Government of Alberta Provincial Ministry of the Solicitor General and Public Security.
The project has three main components:
National Focus: This component aims to develop a legislative and policy framework to support a criminal justice system for minors.
Judiciary and Other Stakeholders Capacity Building: Strengthened capacity of courts and other JJ agencies to apply effective and responsive approaches and best practices to support rehabilitation and prevention of future offences while upholding the rights of children and youth in conflict with the law.
Regional Focus: This component will create models of improved juvenile justice approaches in two locations in Ukraine in order to better understand what works in Ukraine and to inform the other components of the project.
The main project partners are the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and the Supreme Court of Ukraine. Project activities include other stakeholders from the justice system as well as civil society and local authorities from Zaporizhia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Donetsk regions.