The research “Child-friendly Justice in Latvia: Focusing on Crime Prevention” was performed in the framework of the monitoring for the subproject “Building a Support System to Prevent Juvenile Delinquency” 2010 CH04/mac-113 under the Cooperation Programme of the Swiss Confederation and the Republic of Latvia within the Enlarged European Union.


The research focuses on the principles, methods and legal framework of juvenile delinquency prevention in Latvia, Switzerland and other European countries. The research evaluates the co-operation practice among the local municipalities and law enforcement institutions in Latvia in three pilot projects within the project “Building a Support System to Prevent Juvenile Delinquency”. During the implementation of the project from 1 January 2011 to 30 June 2012, innovative methods for the work with young people of risk groups were approbated in these pilot projects. The pilot projects were run in three regions of Latvia: Saldus, Cēsis and Madona. The research contains a full monitoring report and assessment of the new methods for the work with young people of risk groups and the inter-institutional cooperation model, as well as recommendations for further development and sustainability of these innovative methods.


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