Zambia

Zambia 2017-01-16T16:51:44+00:00

In 2016, UNICEF commissioned Coram International to work with the Government of Zambia to develop a national operational framework for diversion of children in conflict with the law. The Framework was developed following an in-country assessment of diversion and alternative sentencing practices, and an in-depth workshop with key stakeholders across the country from relevant sectors, including the Police, Prosecutions, the Judiciary, the Department of Social Welfare, and non-Government service providers. The Framework sets out the scope, criteria, process and options for the use of diversion in Zambia, and aims to assist all stakeholders to respond to child offending by way of diversion out of the formal criminal justice system, in accordance with international and regional human rights standards.