Introducing the United Nations Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence Against Children in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice: A new tool for policymakers, criminal justice officials and practitioners

Whether you are a legislator, a policymaker, a judge, a prosecutor, a law enforcement officer, a detention facility official, a child rights advocate or a child protection professional, these are questions you must have asked yourself time and time again. The United Nations Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, or the Model Strategies, were developed for people like you who may at times feel frustrated by the slow pace of change and the alarming incidence of violence against children around you and are always eager to find more effective ways to protect children from violence. 

This booklet introduces the Model Strategies and describes 17 broad strategies that you will immediately relate to the difficult challenges faced by every society and community trying to eliminate violence against children. It focuses specifically on the role of the criminal justice system, in cooperation with other sectors, in preventing and responding to violence against children. The booklet aims to help you to become familiar with the Model Strategies and to give guidance on how you can make use of them in your daily life to bring significant and lasting improvements to your justice system. The booklet is also meant to help you and the people working with you to address the huge and persistent problem of violence against children in a more strategic and effective manner and identify your own reform and capacitybuilding agenda. 

Published 2019-06-04