Students advanced LL.M. programme International Children’s Rights visit Dutch juvenile detention center De Hunnerberg
On 25 October 2017, the current class of students of the advanced LL.M. programme International Children’s Rights visited juvenile detention center ‘De Hunnerberg’ in Nijmegen (the Netherlands).
A social worker and psychologist working at De Hunnerberg gave a presentation about the goals of the institution, which are primarily to prevent recidivism and reintegrate suspected or convicted children back into society. The students also received a guided tour and enjoyed lunch at the facility.
Special attention was paid to the pilot for selected juveniles at De Hunnerberg, which is less restricted in security than the regular security measures in the facility, allowing juveniles as much as possible to keep their jobs, attend school and remain in contact with their family outside the facility.
The field trip was organized by Yannick van den Brink, Assistant Professor of Child Law and Criminal Law, who coordinates and teaches the course Children in the Justice System, in which the students learn a children’s rights perspective on children in the justice system.