Guidelines for a Community-Based Diversion and Prevention Programme for Children in Conflict with the Law

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A companion to ‘Back on Track’, these guidelines are developed based on the local non-governmental organisation FREELAVA’s (Free Rehabilitation, Economic, Education and Legal Assistance Volunteers Association, Inc.) experiences in piloting a community-based diversion programme in Cebu City, the Philippines. The guidelines aim to clarify the basic concepts of diversion and elaborate on the philosophy of Restorative Justice discussed within a child rights framework. It also proposes standard processes and procedures for implementing a community-based diversion and prevention programme for children in conflict with the law.

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