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Report published on second year of Child Justice Act implementation

The Child Justice Alliance has published a report on the second year of implementation of the Child Justice Act (CJA). In terms of the CJA, the Ministers responsible for the Act must submit an annual implementation report. A report was duly submitted in June 2011. The Child Justice Alliance submitted a parallel report highlighting some of the key implementation challenges. Some of these have since been addressed, but a number of critical issues remain outstanding. ...

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Report published on children in prison in South Africa

Lukas Muntingh and Clare Ballard of the Community Law Centre have published a report on the situation of children in prison in South Africa. The report is an update of the study conducted by the Community Law Centre in 1997 before the Chid Justice Act was enacted. It reviews the situation of children against a number of child justice indicators applicable to imprisonment developed by UNICEF and UNODC. ...

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Department of Justice publishes its 2012-2017 Strategic Plan

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has published its 2012-2017 Strategic Plan. The four strategic goals of the department are: increased accountability, effectiveness and efficiency of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development; improved effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of justice services; transformed legal services to protect and advance the interests of government and citizens and backlogs in respect of all criminal, civil and family matters; ...

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