Online course in juvenile justice

Terre des hommes innovates with an online course: a Certificate in Juvenile Justice. This course is currently focussed on Latin America and offers specialised training for professionals working with children in conflict with the law.

In collaboration with the International Institute for the Rights of the Child and the Centre for Children's Rights Studies of the University of Geneva, Terre des hommes launched in 2017 the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Juvenile Justice.


This certificate trains professionals within the legal sector in Latin America in regard to children’s rights within the judicial system. The training aims to raise awareness amongst professionals working with children and young people who have come into conflict with the law of the principles and values of restorative justice - which rebuilds broken social bonds/links rather than breaking them - so that they adapt such restorative techniques and integrate them into their professional practices. The CAS certificate in juvenile justice is aimed primarily at judges, public prosecutors, lawyers, social workers, phycologists and health workers, as well as other professionals working within local and international NGOs/organisations.


Course teaching is conducted entirely online – a somewhat new technique within the field of international training as most current training programmes are conducted almost entirely offline with face-to-face teaching. Thanks to this new innovative teaching format, course participants can follow the full range of lessons via video, which is given by international lecturers and experts – two of which are current members of the United Nations Committee of the Rights of the Child. Participants are fully guided, supported and provided with relevant evaluation and feedback in their work and research by online tutors. The online format allows participants to combine training with their current working hours, regardless of their geographical location. The course runs for 12 months.


As a low costs course fully accessible online, this certificate is a great option for professionals. Registration per student, thanks to outside funding, is 1200 CHF – a price which is much lower than many current similar training courses. Following an initial testing phase in Latin America, we aim to provide the course in other languages and adapt it to different geographical zones.  

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