In the premises of the Center for Education of Judges and Prosecutors in the Federation of BiH (CEST) began a seminar on “Child Psychology” which is implemented in accordance with the Initial Training Program and CEST Professional Development Program in cooperation with UNICEF BiH through the project ” Justice for every child ”.
As part of our program activities with UNICEF, we have so far implemented a series of trainings and seminars related to children and juveniles in criminal proceedings through the project “Justice for Every Child”, and today’s seminar is one of those activities. With this seminar we want to improve knowledge and exchange experiences with colleagues from social work centers, judges and prosecutors, discuss what are the problems in work and practice and how to best overcome these problems and finally draw conclusions that will improve the efficiency of justice and remove possible obstacles “, said Almir Tabaković, expert associate at CEST, at the beginning of the seminar.
At the opening of the seminar, Mario Tokić from UNICEF BiH briefly presented three brochures-manuals for two ages of children and parents that provide basic information about children witnesses in criminal proceedings. Speaking about the seminar, he underlined the importance of its multisectorality:
“It is very important that in addition to judges, prosecutors and professional associates in courts and prosecutor’s offices, today here are representatives of social work centers with their experiences in practice, and I believe that joint work of all of you will contribute to better protection and support of children in criminal proceedings.” , said Tokic.
The Justice for Every Child project is implemented by UNICEF with the support of the Government of Switzerland and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).