DCI – Beijing Rules 21

Defence for Children International

Beijing Rules

Provision of needed assistance and mobilisation of

volunteers and other community services

The Rules steps the importance of rehabilitation of the juvenile. To

that end they require necessary assistance in the form of education, employment

or accommodation to be given to the juvenile during the proceedings an call upon

volunteers, voluntary organisations, local institutions and other community

resources to assist in that process. This notion of rehabilitation has

subsequently been replaced with the more recent concept of non-institutional

re-integration of the juvenile into society to fulfil a constructive role, in

both the JDL Rules and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Objective of

Institutional Treatment