Depriving the liberty of children should be a measure of last resort and for the shortest appropriate period of time. Therefore, UNICEF is working with Prosecutor's General Office, the Women's Committee of Uzbekistan, Republican Family Center and the Republican Center of Social Adaptation of Children (RCSAC) to assess the situation of girls and boys in specialized correction-educational colleges (for children aged 14-16 years old) and specialized correction-educational schools (for children aged 11-14 years old) and to implement their reintegration plans.
In 2019, UNICEF was granted with a UK Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) in Central Asia to strengthen the justice sector with a particular focus on children deprived of their liberty. Within the objectives of the project, UNICEF will provide technical advice and expertise to the Government, build the capacities of regional and local referral bodies and service providers in reforming the juvenile offending prevention system in Uzbekistan. This will include the prevention of placement of children in specialized educational correctional institutions, reorganizing their structure and reintegrating children leaving these closed institutions back into their families and communities.
The main objectives of the current consultancy are:
- To facilitate building capacity of referral bodies and service-providers in using mechanisms for effective re-integration of children leaving specialized educational correctional institutions into families and communities
- To support designing of community-based services to prevent offending and the placement of children in specialized educational correctional institutions
Application deadline is 10 June 2019.