Manual for the Measurement of Juvenile Justice Indicators


January 1, 2006


United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund




Gender-Based Violence & Violence Against Children

Manual for the Measurement of Juvenile Justice Indicators

In the course of a global consultation on child protection indicators held in November 2003, participants discussed the development of a set of global indicators for juvenile justice. The meeting began with some sixty suggested indicators. Consideration and prioritisation reduced the list to fifteen indicators, five of which were identified as of core importance. These fifteen indicators have been refined through fieldtesting in a number of countries and are endorsed by the Inter-agency Coordination Panel on Juvenile Justice. The purpose of this manual is to introduce the fifteen juvenile justice indicators and to make clear their utility. It explains how measuring the indicators can contribute to the protection of the child in conflict with the law through actions at both the local and the central level. It offers practical guidance, strategies and tools for information collection, information collation and calculation of the indicators.


United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund

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