“Violent crime can be overcome if a right mix of policies and programmes are carried out to prevent violence.” UNDP Caribbean Human Development Report 2012. UNDP has deepened its focus in the area of Rule of Law, Citizen Security and Youth Development. UNDP will help build institutional capacity to tackle crime and violence; provide technical expertise to the Government; support criminal justice reform; and help boost preventative measures with special focus on youth.
UNDP programming includes: project implementation and oversight for the Trinidad and Tobago Juvenile Court Project in partnership with the Judiciary; mentoring trainees of the On-The-Job (OJT) Programme and enabling them to work with UN/ UNDP staff on national development projects; collaborating with the Ministry of Gender, Child and Youth Development on youth programming; and supporting the Ministry of National Security and its agencies where required in the response to crime.more
Transforming the Juvenile Justice System of Trinidad and Tobago
The Trinidad and Tobago Juvenile Court Project is an important step in improving the juvenile justice system. Through this project the court system will consider the needs and best interests of the child and assist in addressing the root causes of conflict with the lawmore
Projects and Initiatives
The Trinidad & Tobago Judiciary's Juvenile Court Project is an important step in achieving meaningful juvenile justice reform and embracing global standards in adjudication involving children and guarantees the rights of children in accordance with the United Nations Convention of the Rights of a Child, and principles of restorative justice.more