Posted by BlueLaw on June 1, 2011
In May Kathleen Coogan, a Director in BlueLaw International’s Security & Justice Practice, journeyed to Morocco with a BlueLaw team of advisors to work with the Director of the Transnational Crime Affairs Section at the US Embassy in Rabat. The purpose of the visit was to develop specific proposals for improving the Moroccan juvenile justice system. As part of an initiative funded by the US State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), BlueLaw will work with Moroccan leaders and justice stakeholders to improve conditions and services in the Centres de Sauvegarde de l’Enfance, child protection centers (CPCs). The CPCs were created to provide juvenile offenders from the ages of 12 through 18 with an alternative to the prison system. Approximately 20 such centers exist throughout the country, many built more than 50 years ago. The BlueLaw team was given open access to visit the centers and met with a broad spectrum of government officials and child advocates.
PRACTICE INVOLVED: Security & Justice