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									Implementation of the Child
     Justice Act, 2008
   (Act No. 75 of 2008)
      1 September 2010
Content
 Introduction
 National Instruction
 Training
 Communication and Referral in support of the
 implementation of the CJA
 Monitoring and Evaluation
INTRODUCTION
 The Child Justice Act came into operation on 1
 April 2010
 A National Instruction was developed in
 accordance with section 97 of the Act
 Training was developed to be rolled out in 3
 phases
 Communication and Referral Networks were
 established
 Framework for Monitoring and Evaluation
NATIONAL INSTRUCTION
 Provide clear instructions on how to deal with
 children in conflict with the law:
    Children below 10 years
    Children between 10 – 14 years
    Children between 14 – 18 years
 Sensitizing members to treat children differently
 from adults
 Liaison with other role players (probation
 officers, Justice officials, social workers, NGO’s)
 Reports of children used to commit crimes
TRAINING ON THE CHILD JUSTICE ACT
 Broad target group
 ETD Solutions supporting implementation of
 the Child Justice Act, 2008 (Act No. 75 of
 2008)
    One-day Information Session
    Two-day In-Service Training workshop
    One-week In-Service Learning Programme
 Trainer capacity creation
 Implementation plan
ETD Solutions supporting implementation of the Child
Justice Act, 2008 (Act No. 75 of 2008)


One-day Information           Two-day In-Service           One-week In-Service
Session on the Child          Training workshop for        Learning Programme for
Justice Act, 2008 (Act        police officials dealing     police officials
No. 75 of 2008) and NI        with the Child Justice       specialising in dealing
• Presented decentralised     Act, 2008 (Act No. 75 of     with vulnerable children
  by Subject Matter Experts   2008) and the NI             (Child Justice Act, 2008
  (Legal Services) and        • Presented decentralised    (Act No. 75 of 2008) and
  supported by Training         and on national level by   IN included)
                                Training                   • Presented decentralised
                                                             and on national level by
                                                             Training

Completed 31 March 2010         Started 24 May 2010           Started 5 July 2010
One-day Information Session



    Target         •
                   •
                   •
                       Provincial Heads responsible for Visible Policing
                       Cluster Commanders
                       Key police officials at cluster level, dealing with Visible Policing
                   •   Station commanders
  Group and        •
                   •
                   •
                       Detective Branch Commanders
                       FCS Unit Commanders
                       CSC Commander
    Focus          •   Focus on the Child Justice Act & National Instruction




                   • All trainers were trained before 1 April
   Progress          2010
                   • 5138 members were trained by the
                     trainers
Two-day In-Service Training workshop


                   • CSC personnel, including members
   Target            responsible for police cells and detention
                   • Crime Prevention members
   Group           • Sector Commanders
                   • Detectives
 and Focus         • FCS members
                   • Child Justice Act & National Instruction




  Progress         • All trainers were trained by 23 April 2010
                   • By 30 July 2010 trainers have trained 990
                     members
One-week In-Service Learning Programme



   Target         • Visible Policing members
                  • Detectives
   Group          • FCS
                  • Vulnerable Children, the Child Justice Act &
 and Focus          National Instruction




                  • All trainers were trained by 30 June
  Progress          2010
                  • By 30 July 2010 trainers have
                    trained 151 members
COMMUNICATION AND REFERRAL
Referral information
   Information on designated probations officers and
   child and youth care centres was provided to all
   police stations

   Information on facilities to which children may be
   referred is available on the internal computer
   network (intranet) of the SAPS

   Information is continuously updated as changes
   occur
COMMUNICATION PLAN
 Communication plan was adopted in support
  of the implementation of the Act to raise
  awareness of the new dispensation

 The communication plan targets SAPS
  members, CPF’s and communities
COMMUNICATION PLAN
 Circular with implementation instructions were issued
  prior to 1 April 2010

 Interim National Instruction, Act and Regulations
  were distributed to all police stations prior to 1 April
  2010

 Booklet on “Policing the Child Justice Act” and
  external communication tools are being developed

 POL-TV programme with content expert on
  implementation of the CJA
Monitoring and Evaluation
 Progress with training interventions is monitored on
 the Training Administration System

 Number of children charged are monitored and
 reported to the ISCCJ on a monthly basis

 Provincial and National ISCCJ monitor implementation
 and co-operation and intervene to address challenges

 SAPS Provincial Inspectorate and SAPS Visible Policing
 Division monitor implementation during station visits
 (90 visits per year from National level)

								
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