Human Development

“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

Our Stories

Juvenile Justice Process Mapping: Success Story

On Saturday, 21 March, 2015, the Juvenile Court Project Office continued its series of workshops with juvenile justice stakeholders. The group met to discuss processes related to the apprehension and bail of children under 18 who are accused of committing a crime. more 

Mr. Richard Blewitt, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Trinidad and Tobago presents a student with her Peer Resolution certificate
Peer Resolution

The Peer Resolution Centre is an innovative juvenile justice concept being piloted for the first time the Caribbean, more specifically in Tobago, at four secondary schools. In October 2015, more than forty young volunteers in Tobago were exposed to intensive training to prepare them to act in various roles of a typical court setting. more 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Juvenile Court Project

    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 

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