In order to assist countries in the region in the development of the reform initiatives underway, the IJJO established the Asia- Pacific Council for Juvenile Justice to formulate recommendations on the development of juvenile justice in Asia; to gather quantitative and qualitative information on the situation of children and young people in conflict with the law.
The Asia-Pacific Council brought together representatives of competent public administrations in juvenile justice, universities or academic centres, the judiciary, and NGOs, with expertise in legislation, implementation, supervision, research or intervention in the field of juvenile justice.
In particular the Asia-Pacific Council for Juvenile Justice assumed the following functions:
- Promotion of a sustainable collaboration and coordination among all parties and stakeholders in the development of juvenile justice policies for social integration of young people and children in conflict with the law.
- Development of strategies to ensure the respect for the rights of children and young people in conflict with the law and to promote crime prevention policies toward regional institutions, based on existing initiatives and programmes.