oa Article 40 - Children awaiting trial project : Western Cape

Volume 7 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



Extracted from text ... 10 Children The number of children awaiting trial continues to rise, and while an interim protocol on this issue has been designed and implemented, only short-term solutions in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) have attempted to tackle the problem. In his State of the Nation Address, the President urged the rapid reduction of the number of children awaiting trial. Following on this directive, the Sexual Offences and Community Affairs Unit (SOCA) in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), together with the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development initiated a project to be implemented nationally with the sole objective of reducing the ..

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