The organization was founded in 2004. By implementing and participating in various initiatives and programs, the Organization has had its most active role since 2011, especially in the judicial and legal reforms taking place in our country.
The organization has had its steady participation in the development of the 2012-2016 judicial and legal reform strategy and Action plan, also engaging in the implementation and establishment of the most important institutions in the field of punishment, such as the Juvenile Justice System and Probation Service in our country.
We strive to uphold the values of democracy and stand for equal justice and the rule of law. We work to strengthen democracy, protect the freedom and safety of communities and people, and reduce the practice of deprivation of liberty.
We see and recognize the step-by-step changes in the field taking place in our country, but/and we believe that the entire justice system in Armenia, especially the criminal justice system, should be reformed, moving from a behavior-centered approach to a human-centered approach, and the punishment system from punitive to restorative justice, encouraging dispute solutions (mediation, reconciliation), alternative measures and sentences to imprisonment.
Our programs and initiatives are aimed at reforms in the field of criminal justice, protection of Human Rights, Democracy and fundamental freedoms.
In National Level
In Community Level
In Personal/Case Level
AREAS OF ACTIVITY
1.Prison and Probation Reforms: Humanisation of punishment system, encouraging alternatives to imprisonment, resocialization, and effective aftercare support
2.Reforming Juvenile Justice System: Encouraging the best interests of the child, views, and expressions in all stages of justice system, alternatives to detention and formal court proceedings as diversion and restorative justice approach
3.Child Protection and Crime Prevention: Providing the state general, secondary and tertiary crime prevention strategies, pushing community-based solutions for the children at risk of (re)offending and reforming the referrals as multiagency approach
4.Domestic violence: promoting and facilitating multidisciplinary referrals and response in community level by the state and none-state actors