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Research project

Evaluation of the Dutch Youth Act

This research evaluates the Youth Act. It will provide an overview of how the transition takes place, whether the transformation process develops in the right direction and whether the legal safeguards are functioning properly.

Duration
2016  -   2017
Contact
Mariëlle Bruning
Funding
Zon Mw Zon Mw
Partners

NIVEL (penvoerder), Nederlands JeugdinstituutSociaal en Cultureel PlanbureauStichting AlexanderTrimbos-instituut Centrum Jeugd, Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen; Gezondheidswetenschappen C4Youth academische werkplaats jeugd en Universiteit van Tilburg; Tranzo Academische Werkplaats Jeugd.

On 1 January 2015 the Dutch Youth Act came into force. Since then the municipalities are responsibility for youth care. Before 1 January 2018 the Dutch States General should be informed concerning the effectiveness and effects of the act. Netherlands institute for health services research (NIVEL), the Netherlands Institute for Social Research, the Netherlands Youth Institute, Stichting Alexander and the Child law department of Leiden University will evaluate the Youth Act, commissioned by ZonMw. In October 2017 the results will be presented.

Relation to other projects

Currently, researchers of Leiden University are also evaluating the Dutch Act on the Children’s Ombudsman.

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