Child Justice and Child Offending

RAPCAN’s works towards the prevention and management of child offending, with a specific interest in serious, violent and sexual offending. The resources included in this section relate to RAPCAN’s advocacy work in relation to this issue, as well as additional resources aimed at supporting preventing and responding to child offending.

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Title Date Category
RAPCAN Submission on the Child Justice Bill (PDF) 2008 Submission
Author: Cheryl Frank and Samantha Waterhouse
Filename: RAPCAN submission Child Justice Bill Jan 2008.pdf  [File Size: 198.04 KB] (Click to download)
Abuse of a Different Kind: Adults Using Children to Commit Crime (PDF) 2006 Article
Description: This article was originally printed in the SA Crime Quarterly No 16 June 2006.
Author: Cheryl Frank
Publisher: Institute for Security Studies
Filename: CQ16FRANK.pdf  [File Size: 26.71 KB] (Click to download)
Young Guns: Children in Organised Armed Violence (PDF) 2005 Article
Description: This article was originally printed in the SA Crime Quarterly No 14 December 2005.
Author: Cheryl Frank
Publisher: Institute for Security Studies
Filename: Frank.pdf  [File Size: 22.94 KB] (Click to download)
Article 40, October 2010 (PDF) 2010 Journal
Description: This edition of Article 40 celebrates the launch and implementation of the Child Justice Act. It also contains articles on a case review, on whether children convicted of committing sexual offences' names should be included in the national sex offenders register; juvenile justice reform in Zanzibar; and an article on the European Guidelines on Child Friendly Justice.
Author: Community Law Centre
Offsite Link: www.communitylawcentre.org.za/news/article-40-volume-october-2010-now-available/