Juvenile Justice 4 Swe.authorities implementation

Activity identifier
SE-0-SE-6-5513000901-ALB-15130

The contribution will focus on juvenile justice reform in Albania and will be implemented over a 3 years period, as a joint cooperation effort between the Swedish and Albanian law enforcement authorities: police, prosecution, courts, prison and probation services. The intervention will be implemented under the responsibility of the Swedish Police Authority who will be accountable to the Embassy in Albania regarding the results achieved and the use of the funds. The other participating Swedish authorities namely Prosecution, Court administration, Prison and Probation services will be part of the programme implementation but reporting directly to the Swedish Police Authority as the Lead Agency for this programme. The intervention's goal is to strengthen the whole justice chain for juvenile offenders and reach applicable international standards throughout the whole chain of justice. This intervention targets the existing weaknesses in the field of Juvenile Justice in Albania and in the observance of Human Rights for juveniles. The contribution will support the enhancement of the working capacities of the Albanian partner agencies within the justice sector. The primary overall objective is to support the Albanian law enforcement agencies’ progression towards meeting international human rights standards in juvenile justice. By meeting these standards, Albania will progress towards fulfilling the criteria of the European Union acquis. Another long-term objective is to contribute to increased public trust in the criminal justice system. With the juvenile in focus, the intervention also aims to contribute to improved rehabilitation of young offenders, and facilitate their integration into society, leading to increased security and safety for the public at large. Throughout its implementation, the intervention will be closely linked with the ongoing overall justice Reform in Albania, and will constitute an integral part of it. The justice reform is considered one of the major endeavours of Albania in its road towards EU accession and the establishment of a fair and accessible justice for all.

Expected results

Enhanced capacity of Albanian law enforcement agencies and Courts to meet human rights standards in juvenile justice through a comprehensive justice chain approach that targets each individual agency in close interaction with the others.

Results

The project has established the Project Coordination Office with two staff, One Coordinator from the Swedish Police and an assistant as local staff. The team is hosted in the premises of the Ministry of Justice, through the lobbying of the Embassy. The Team has established contacts and relationships with international partners and ongoing programmes in related areas like UNICEF, The Foundation of dispute management and reconciliation, World Vision, etc.During the first year of implementation there have been two project Steering Committee meetings conducted, one in January 2018 in connection to the official launching of the project and the other one in June 2018at the premises of the Embassy. In early January the Team coordinator was replaced with the view to strengthen his profile and role. The team has not yet recruited a part-time local staff to work on gender equality, monitoring and rule of law.In early 2018 it was also conducted a base line study for the project with the assistance of ISSAT. However, the target values are not yet identified and decided and the process for this will restart in September. The Embassy has raised its concern that this comes at a rather late stage in the project's life, when the target values for the different results indicators should have already been specified in the project proposal itself. The Inception report was agreed to be postponed with one month and thus was presented in end of April.The Embassy conducted a VC meeting with the Swedish Police to discuss its comments to the report and the overall quality of the report. The more elaborated version was presented after which was approved from the Embassy together with the budget for 2018.The revised version provided more background on the strategic thinking of the Swedish Agencies when it comes to the activities to be conducted. However, there is information that training has been already provided in several occasions to the partners and work has been carried out for different curricula as part of the programme. During the first year of implementation, the coordination team based in Tirana, has established very positive relationships with the Deputy Minister of Justice in charge with the project. In several occasions the Ministry of Justice leadership has indicated its high expectations towards the project and the contribution it can make to the successful implementation of the new Juvenile Code.

Summary

From

Granting agency
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Implementing organisation
Donor Government
Aid type
C01 - Project-type interventions
Strategy
Reform Cooperation Eastern Europé Turkey and Western Balkan 2014-2020

To

Recipient
Albania

For

Sector
Government and civil society
Subsector
Legal and judicial development

Duration

Activity length
2017 – 2020

Financial information

Paid per year (net value)
2017 USD 1 404 001
Total paid amount (net value)
USD 1 404 001
Total committed amount

Transactions

DisbursementThe amount placed at the disposal of a recipient country or agency.
Type Description Receiver Org Transaction ID Date Value
Commitment---2017-07-01USD 3 334 503
Disbursement---2017-12-28
USD 1 404 001

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Documentation

Contract

Pre- and post-project impact appraisal

Results, outcomes and outputs

Tender

Focus areas (policy markers)

Marker Principal objective Significant objective Not targeted
Gender Equality
Aid to Environment
Participatory Development/Good Governance
Trade Development
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Mitigation
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Adaptation
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention to Combat Desertification
Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH)

Source

Activity data from IATI