ISPCAN THINKING SPACE PROJECT:

 Addressing the phenomena of children who engage in violence

GOAL OF THIS PROJECT: 

To fill the gap in knowledge about evidence-based and child rights-informed programs and strategic interventions for children who engage in violence

PROCESS:

  • To conduct an investigation into a specific child protection challenge, share theory, research and evidence-based practice
  • To develop a report that will provide the international community with a brief on high-level policy, strategy and programmatic advice
  • Catalog interventions and treatment programs for children who engage in violence
  • Understand evidence- and rights-based policies, strategies, programs and interventions of children who engage in violence
  • Ultimately reduce victimization and perpetration of violence in the short term and later in life​

TYPES OF VIOLENCE THAT CHILDREN ENGAGE IN:

  • Sex Trafficking/Recruitment
  • Bullying/Cyberbullying
  • Self Harm
  • Dating/Partner Violence
  • Gun Violence
  • Sexual Abuse/Incest
  • Elder Abuse & Violence towards parents
  • Racial and Ethnic motivated violence 
  • Physical Aggression/Fighting
  • Gang Violence
  • Animal Cruelty
  • Arson/Vandalism

For information regarding the findings from Phase 1 of this project please contact ISPCAN Board Chair Rajeev Seth:  sethrajeev@gmail.com

CASES SUBMITTED FOR PHASE ONE INCLUDED:

We asked participants to focus on one type of violence and provide ONE case study, data on this issue, treatment and prevention options, and the justice response for this one type of child violence.

SPACE

  • Please focus now on ONE type of child violence in the country and list this on case study
  • Data for this particular type of violence
  • Recommendations for child violence*
  • Treatment for this particular type of violence
  • Prevention for this particular type of violence
  • Justice System for Children Who Commit Violence

RESOURCES ON CHILD RIGHTS & JUSTICE

Children Behind Bars: The Global Overuse of Detention of Children, Human Rights Watch (2016) 

Children in Conflict with the Law – Resource Centre, Save the Children (2016) 

Elimination of Violence Against Children: A Checklist, UNODC

Justice for Children Resources, UNODC

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals​ SDG 16.2 – Addressing violence against children

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals SDG 5 – Eliminating violence against women and girls

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Articles 37 and 40) 

The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (1990)

The United Nations Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty (2019)

Guidelines on Children in Contact with the Justice System, International Working Group of the International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates

Youth Court Publications and Resources, Global Youth Justice

RELATED ARTICLES ON CHILD VIOLENCE

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/02/10/690372199/school-shooters-whats-their-path-to-violence

https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/crimes/teen-dating-violence

https://victimsofcrime.org/search-results?indexCatalogue=full%2Dsite%2Dsearch&searchQuery=dating+violence&wordsMode=0

https://www.apa.org/education/k12/violence-teachers

https://defendinnocence.org/5-facts-child-child-sexual-abuse/

https://hub.jhu.edu/magazine/2018/spring/children-who-are-child-sexual-abusers/

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/207606.pdf

https://www.apa.org/monitor/julaug04/types

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4212826/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/research-reports/understanding-links-child-abuse-animal-abuse-domestic-violence.pdf

https://www.monash.edu/arts/gender-and-family-violence/research-projects/international-network-addressing-filial-violence

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/youth-justice-board-for-england-and-waleshttps://www.law.ox.ac.uk/content/adolescent-parent-violence

https://www.unitingkildonan.org.au/programs-and-services/child-youth-and-family-support/family-violence/adolescent-violence/about-a