Promoting access to justice for children

  AICS has championed improvement of access to justice for children through training, research and policy advocacy. The CEO of AICS represents the organization in the National Taskforce convened by the Kenya National Council for Administration of Justice. He Chairs the Committee on data and infrastructure improvement.

In Aug 2016, AICS in partnership with the Government of Kenya (Ministry of Labour and Social Services, Office of Director of Prosecutions, Probation Department, Police, and Department of Children Services), Daystar University, UNICEF, The German Development Corporation (GTZ), International Justice Mission, Plan International – among others organized an international conference on “Best Interest for Children in Justice System”.

Among the ten priority resolution and action areas identified by the conference was the need to promote alternative to deprivation of liberty for children in contact with the law and those in conflict with the law.
Beginning May 2018, AICS in collaboration with a consortium of Civil Society and academic institutions led by Fondazione L'Albero della Vita (FAVD) and funded by Italian Agency for Development (AICS) will implement a project titled “FOSTER CARE, PREVENTION, REHABILITATION AND REINTEGRATION FOR A BETTER FUTURE FOR THE VULNERABLE MINORS IN KENYA”. The key outcomes expected from the project is improved the Juvenile Justice system in Kenya through empowerment of the local authorities, CSOs, private sectors on their capacities related to the service delivery on prevention, restorative justice, rehabilitation and reintegration.


Partners in the Project