DCI – Beijing Rules 16

Defence for Children International

Beijing Rules

Various disposition measures

Alternatives to institutionalisation of the juvenile are

proposed under the Rules. The orders include: various care orders, probation,

community service orders, compensation to the victim or financial penalties,

group counselling and foster care or other educational establishments. The Rules

do not advocate the separation of the juvenile form his/her parents unless the

circumstances make this necessary.

Least Possible Use

of Institutionalisation

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