Catalysing Change Week | 1–5 May 2023

Solutions from the Frontlines

The Adolescent Transformative Justice Project

11 May 2022 | 19:30 - 21:00 CEST
Problem solving session/thematic workshop

Through the Adolescent Transformative Justice Project, or Adolescence Project, Peacebuilders Canada aims to improve access to justice for adolescents, young people between the ages of 18-25, who are involved in, or at risk of becoming involved in, the criminal justice system. The Adolescence Project is Peacebuilders’ framework to create and advocate for the implementation of a more developmentally appropriate approach to dealing with adolescent misconduct by aligning justice policy with medical evidence on adolescent development. Through this new approach, the Adolescence Project will also address the over-representation of black and indigenous people in the justice system, and efforts to reduce recidivism, and curb adolescence crime.

The hosts

Marlon Merraro Judge Brian Scully Stephanie DiGiuseppe Dr. Ashley Vandermorris Eva Marszewski

Sustainable development goals

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

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