Achieving justice for children

A review of innovative data initiatives around the world

March 22, 2021

This publication examines sources of administrative data on justice for children, including children who are victims, witnesses or both, children in conflict with the law, and children affected by or who are party to civil and administrative justice processes. Child protection hearings that are the responsibility of social welfare or family services, and conducted outside of the justice system, are not assessed in this report.

The study aims to support the strengthening and improvement of administrative data to provide useful analysis, reporting and monitoring of justice for children. The study involves in-depth country assessments to identify the various sources of administrative data available on justice for children, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of these sources, and recommend how to build on existing resources and improve the quality and use of administrative data relevant for children in contact with the justice system. Data systems, flows, management and sharing are investigated to identify good practices and areas for improvement in each country.