This document sets out children's rights in an easy-to-read format.
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This information booklet explains to children what their rights are and looks at how different laws affect them. It also provides practical suggestions on how children can access the justice and legal system and where they can go for help.
The provincial Department of Social Development, along with non-profit organisations, runs a number of diversion programmes for children who have run foul of the law. "Diversion" refers to diverting an accused child away from formal court procedures and towards a more constructive, positive solution based on the principles of restorative justice. Diversion may be offered either with or without conditions.