Despite economic growth, unemployment and poverty are still high in Peru. Insufficient education makes it difficult for children and youths to improve their prospects. Many children have no choice but to be involved in crime, violence and drug trafficking activities. We help young people in conflict with the law to give up crime and to be rehabilitated. We also provide training to legal professionals so they apply methods that are more efficient than prison.

What we do

Access to justice

Our experts prevent violence with mediation measures in schools at risk. They help young people in conflict with the law in collaboration with local and national authorities to implement measures that replace detention. We also give them the opportunity to make reparations for the harm they caused. Legal professionals are given technical assistance and training to ensure they have the necessary tools to support restorative juvenile justice and encourage rehabilitation.

José lost his father before he was even born. His mother found herself alone in a slum plagued by juvenile delinquency. When José was 15, he got caught up in a gang. While taking part in a robbery, he was caught by one of his victims.

José, a resident of El Agustino, one of Lima's underprivileged suburbs


Terre des hommes in Peru

Beneficiaries 2018


1237 people (Peru and Paraguay)

Expatriate / local employees


0 / 5

Budget 2018


CHF 385,639.-




Where we work

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Tdh begins operations in Peru by opening childcare centres for mothers looking for a safe place to leave their children while they work.
A temporary home for abandoned and abused children is opened.
A local partner begins managing these homes and childcare centres.
The juvenile justice project is launched.
Promulgation of the Code of Criminal Responsibility for Adolescents (CRPA), developed since 2005 by the Public Prosecutor's Office with the technical support of Terre des hommes.
The Peruvian delegation becomes an office and is attached to the Andean multi-country delegation (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru).

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Related publications

Making an impact for children: Annual Report 2017
Community practices in child protection. Examples of Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Nicaragua
Thematic Policy 2014 - Restorative Juvenile Justice

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