oa Article 40 - Western Cape Child Justice Forum leads the way - The dynamics of youth justice & the convention on the rights of the child in South Africa

Volume 5 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



Intersectoral co-operation and monitoring are set to play an important role in the new child justice legislation. The latest version of the Child Justice Bill (August 2002) provides, under Chapter 11, for the monitoring of child justice.

The Western Cape Child Justice Forum, which came into being in 2000 following concerted action to reduce numbers of children awaiting trial in prison, pre-empts this legislation and provides important lessons.

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