Juvenile Justice Organizations

Defence for Children International (DCI)

DCI performs advocacy through implementation of programmes and contributions to UN documents. Based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Child Rights International Network

CRIN performs both legal advocacy as well as policy forums related to the rights of Children. Located in London, UK.

Juvenile Justice International (JJI)

JJI comprises a wide network of Juvenile Justice professional collaborating on research and training materials. Based in Folkestone, UK.

Terres des Hommes International Federation (TDHIF)

Terres des Hommes consults with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to aid in promotion of the Convention on the Rights of the Child UNCRC alongside advocacy programmes. Based in Cologny, Switzerland.

International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates (AIMJF)

AIMJF consults with the European Commission, works with national networks to perform legal review, and hosts forums to discuss Child Law. Based in Brussels, Belgium.

Penal Reform International (PRI)

PRI campaigns for the abolition of capital punishment while collaborating with intergovernmental organizations to develop policy. Based in London, UK.

Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ)

CJJ leads casework on Juvenile Justice cases and prepares policy recommendations. Based in Washington DC, USA

International Institute for Rights of the Child (IDE)

IDE runs both training for Juvenile Justice advocates and publicity campaigns to raise awareness of Children’s Rights. Based in Sion, Switzerland.

International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO)

OIJJ promulgates new Juvenile Justice instruments through research and forums. Based in Brussels, Belgium.


Humanium provides international programmes aimed at protection and awareness of Children’s Rights. Based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Child Helpline International (CHI)

CHI provides hotlines for at-risk youth to speak to specialists and receive assistance. Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

International School of Juvenile Justice (ISJJ)

ISJJ is an institute aimed at developing international training and research programmes.

Youth Advocate Program International (YAPI)

YAPI works to halt Child’s Rights abuses through direct programme implementation, research, and policy advocacy. Based in Washington DC, USA.

International Institute for Child’s Rights & Development (IICRD)

IIRCD specializes in research creation and application for international Children’s Rights. Based in Victoria, Canada.

Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Human Rights Watch provides extensive journalism over Human Rights statuses worldwide, including Juvenile Justice. Based in New York City, USA.

The National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC)

NCAC located in Huntsville, Alabama, revolutionized the United States’ response to child sexual abuse. Since its creation in 1985, the NCAC has served as a model for the 1000+ Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) now operating in the United States and in more than 33 countries throughout the world.

Kurdistan Save the Children (KSC)

Kurdistan Save the Children is a children’s humanitarian organization that works to improve children’s lives. We believe that every child is born equal with the right to live life to its full potential.

International Center for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC)

ICMEC prepares research and trainings to fight against child abduction and abuse. Based in Alexandria, USA.

Heartland Alliance International (HAI)

Heartland Alliance International (HAI) is the global arm of Heartland Alliance, a family of organizations leading anti-poverty and social justice work in Chicago for more than 130 years. HAI implements programs in nearly a dozen countries, including in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and in Chicago at the Marjorie Kovler Center for survivors of torture. HAI’s technical areas include mental health and psychosocial support, gender equality, access to justice, and stigma-free HIV prevention, care, and treatment. Across all programs, HAI promotes progressive, innovative approaches to human rights protections and gender equality.

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