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Peru

We help young people in conflict with the law to give up crime and undergo rehabilitation. We provide classes to legal professionals so they apply methods that are more efficient than prison to deal with children.

The situation in Peru

Despite economic growth, unemployment and poverty are still high. This situation is particularly difficult for children and adolescents, as their education is insufficient for them to improve their prospects. Crime, violence and drug trafficking have increased over the past few years. Many children have no choice but to be involved in these activities, and are imprisoned as a result.

What we do

Juvenile justice

Our experts help young people in conflict with the law by working with local and national authorities to implement measures that replace detention. We also give them the opportunity to make reparations for the harm they cause. Legal professionals are given technical assistance and training to ensure they have the necessary tools to support restorative juvenile justice and encourage rehabilitation. Only 6.4% of the 2,500 young people involved in the programme have reoffended.

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

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Terre des hommes in Peru

Beneficiaries in 2015

2,115 people

Expatriate staff / National staff

1 / 14

2016 Budget

CHF 644,157

Programme locations

El Agustino, Chiclayo

Local partners

the prosecutor's office, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of the Interior, the Supreme Court, the Ombudsman, civil society organisations

 

Where we work

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Timeline

1973
Tdh begins operations in Peru by opening childcare centres for mothers looking for a safe place to leave their children while they work.
1978
A temporary home for abandoned and abused children is opened.
1998
A local partner begins managing these homes and childcare centres.
2003
The juvenile justice project is launched.

Related publications

Making an Impact for Children: Annual Report 2016
Community practices in child protection. Examples of Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Nicaragua
Thematic Policy 2014 - Restorative Juvenile Justice

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