This week, the Oslo Center, with partners, organised a round table meeting on juvenile justice and diversion in Kisumu city in Kenya.
The second workshop on juvenile justice was conducted in Kisumu in September. The participants impressed us with their dedication and commitment to improve the situation for children who come into contact or conflict with the law.
Many children who come into contact with the police in Kisumu live on the streets. To prevent this from happening, children must be diverted back into their local communities and families as quickly as possible.
The Oslo Center is conducting a baseline study in Kisumu County, in order to map the situation for children in conflict with the law. The baseline study will produce recommendations as to how we can contribute to strengthen the child protection system within the juvenile justice in Kisumu County.
Talks the Oslo Center had with key actors in the children’s sector in Kenya last month confirmed that there is a need to focus on children in conflict with the law.
How can we prevent common youth problems like drug abuse, crime and unemployment in the future by adopting good child policies today? This was the issue in question when the Oslo Center hosted a workshop in Kitengela, Kenya.