WHERE WE WORK

Based in London, we work in the UK and internationally in a range of social justice sectors

Identifying sustainable funding mechanisms
Penal Reform International

Investigated and sought alternative funding mechanisms for this International Non-Government Organisation which included an exploration of the implications of moving towards a sustainable full cost recovery model.
Evaluation of the European Ending Street Homelessness Campaign
World Habitat

Justice Studio conducted an impact and process evaluation of the World Habitat Support Programme and the European End Street Homelessness Campaign (EESHC). Our assessment spanned eleven Campaign Cities across five European countries (Scotland, England, Spain, Belgium, and Slovakia) and the critical success factors that have led to meaningful change across the Campaign cities as well as the overall Theory of Change.
European Council on Juvenile Justice’s White Paper on youth justice in an economic crisis
(OIJJ) International Juvenile Justice Observatory

Drafted the compelling white paper: Save money, protect society, and realise youth potential: Improving youth justice systems during a time of economic crisis. 

Presentation to Council of Europe
Council of Europe

Presentation to the Council of Europe Children’s Rights Taskforce of the European Council of Juvenile Justice’s white paper Save money, protect society, and realise youth potential: Improving youth justice systems during a time of economic crisis  

Research into girls in need of protection
African Prisons Project, Advocaid, Defence for Children International

In partnership with AdvocAid, Justice Defenders  andefence for Children International Sierra Leone,
we designed and led pro bono research on girls living on the streets, in detention, and being sexually exploited. This included interviewing key stakeholders including the police, girls in conflict with the law and members of the Sierra Leonean Ministry of Gender, Social Welfare and Children’s Affairs and critically assessing the treatment and detention of girls against the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders otherwise known as “the Bangkok rules.”

Evaluation of Strategy
Womankind Worldwide

Womankind Worldwide commissioned Justice Studio to undertake an evaluation of their Strategy Building Women’s Movements for Transformational Change 2016-2021. With our consultants based in Uganda and Zimbabwe, we conducted 49 interviews with stakeholders in Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ethiopia and Nepal. We then identified key challenges and how they could have been / might be mitigate and provided an analysis of implications and recommendations for Womankind’s future strategic direction.
Evaluation of the Community Driven Recovery and Development Project
Danish Refugee Council

 

We worked with the Danish Refugee Council to evaluate their  Community Driven Recovery and Development programme aimed at improving governance and security among communities in Doolow, Somalia. We carried out a household survey of 562 households in 15 villages in Dollow, Somalia. Interviews and focus groups were carried out with elders, women, youth, and people in receipt of special grants due to their special needs.
Safeguarding Reviews of Aid Programming
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

In order to address issues of safeguarding in the delivery of aid, Justice Studio designed an innovative new safeguarding review framework and capacity strengthening support for the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) Uganda. This three year Safeguarding and Fiduciary Risk programme, carried out in partnership with BDO is the first of its kind and addresses safeguarding at five interconnecting levels: governance, staff, beneficiaries, communities and the environment.

Child Rights Act
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Save the Children and UNICEF

We worked with the Danish Refugee Council to evaluate their  Community Driven Recovery and Development programme aimed at improving governance and security among communities in Doolow, Somalia. We carried out a household survey of 562 households in 15 villages in Dollow, Somalia. Interviews and focus groups were carried out with elders, women, youth, and people in receipt of special grants due to their special needs.

Formulating a Safeguarding policy and procedures
Sustain for Life

Reviewed and prepared a policy and procedures on the safeguarding of children and vulnerable Adults for the organisation, including: a staff and associates’ code of conduct; a partner safeguarding agreement and checklist; a governance and accountability framework and procedures for identifying and reporting abuse and safeguarding concerns.

Training to the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance
UNICEF Tanzania

Devised and delivered a training course to the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG) on a prison monitoring collation tool.
Strengthening monitoring skills for detention centres
Penal Reform International

With Penal Reform International and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, we developed and  Conducted training to strengthen the capacity of independent monitors from Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia by increasing their knowledge, developing their skills, using relevant tools and teaching them how to engage with children in detention. The training used audio visuals, adult learning techniques and participation in a monitoring visit to a children’s correctional centre in Kosovo.

Children in detention by-laws and training of police officers
UNICEF Macedonia

With Penal Reform International and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, we developed and  Conducted training to strengthen the capacity of independent monitors from Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia by increasing their knowledge, developing their skills, using relevant tools and teaching them how to engage with children in detention. The training used audio visuals, adult learning techniques and participation in a monitoring visit to a children’s correctional centre in Kosovo.
Facilitating a juvenile justice strategy
Terre des hommes

Facilitated a strategic planning workshop as part of Terre des hommes’ (tdh) wider strategic planning process. This included conducting a situation analysis of Tdh work in six countries in the Eastern European region: Albania, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine. In the workshop we assessed other actors working in juvenile justice and addressed the possible opportunities for Tdh going forward in Eastern Europe. Finally, we devised a strategic option for juvenile justice in Eastern European region and created an action plan for its implementation.

Facilitation of workshop
EuroChild

Co-facilitated “Building an economic case for a child-friendly justice”, a side-workshop at the Eurochild Annual Conference “Children First: Better Public Spending for Better Outcomes for children and Families”. The workshop tackled the issue of public spending on justice for children and formulated recommendations for taking the issue forward at a European level. 


Research on the implementation of conditional release in European countries and Turkey
UNICEF Turkey

Provided oversight and guidance on the up-scaling of Turkey’s case-management programme for children in detention. Identified conditional release requirements for Turkish institutions and equipped key decision makers with the information and tools necessary to enable the appropriate use of conditional release through an assessment of best practice in 27 EU member states and study visits to the UK and Spain.
Tackling Radicalisation in prisons
Penal Reform International

 
We facilitated a conference in Astana, Kazakhstan for senior prison, human rights and religion officials on the challenge of radicalisation in prisons in Central Asia for Penal Reform International (PRI). We worked with senior Kazakh officials and international experts to produce a report with a recognition of the centrality of human rights and international covenants and instruments.

Tackling Radicalisation in prisons
Penal Reform International

 
Evaluated the impact of child right’s training on civil and criminal court judges by UNICEF in Uzbekistan over a 6 month period.
.

Evaluation of the Children of Uruzgan Programme
Save the Children, Atkis Strategy and Amin Consulting

 
Evaluated the AUD 35.7million Children of Uruzgan programme which focused on increasing access and use of maternal and child health services including the treatment of acute malnutrition, and increasing access to basic education services for children. The evaluation was conducted according to do-no-harm principles and leading ethical guidelines and used a results orientated evaluation methodology which looked at outputs, outcomes, effectiveness, sustainability, and equity. We applied a mixed methods approach.
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Research for the South Asian Report on Child Friendly Governments
Save the Children, HAQ: Centre for Child Rights, Plan International, Terre des Hommes, and CRY: Child Rights and You   

 

Contributed detailed country-level information to the comprehensive rights based report measuring the extent to which the South Asian governments and non-state actors have contributed to the creation of child-friendly societies in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Alternatives to detention for children in Afghanistan
Terre des hommes   

 Carried out an analytical study of community and professionals’ attitudes towards the use of alternatives to detention for children in conflict with the law.  We outlined recommendations to the Government of Afghanistan on increasing the use of alternatives to detention and the potential for existing community resources to support them enabling the Government of Afghanistan to implement and enhance provision of alternatives to detention for children.

Designing and advocating for a diversion programme in Afghanistan
UNICEF Afghanistan   

 
Consulted with government stakeholders and international NGOs to design and establish a process for diverting children away from the criminal justice system in Afghanistan. Finalised the diversion policy and guidance in preparation for roll-out across the country and embedding into the planned Afghanistan Child Act.

Penal Reform International   

 

Penal Reform International commissioned us to evaluate their project aimed at tackling Violence Against Children in closed institutions in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. We assessed the effectiveness and sustainability of the project using a mixed method approach consisting of literature review of relevant research and project documentation, a survey, and semi-structured interviews with stakeholders carried out in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan during September 2016.

Auditing and monitoring standards of detention workshop
The Rights Practice   

 Delivered a practical workshop on auditing pre-trial detention facilities to police, prosecutors, officers who work in detention facilities, party officials and university lecturers in Wuhan, China

Baseline assessment of a child protection system in Myanmar
Save the Children   

We undertook a baseline study of the Child Protection Case Management project aimed at ensuring children and families have access to child protection services and initiated by the Myanmar Department of Social Welfare. For the baseline study we used quantitative and qualitative data methods such as township and staff checklists; focus groups; child community mapping; and interviews carried out in Bago, Dala, Loikaw, Pyay and Pha-An. A total of 104 participants were included in the consultations.
Evaluation of Juvenile Justice Project
Penal Reform International   

We evaluated the impact of a project to introduce juvenile justice practices into Armenia. Part of this included critically assessing the treatment and detention of children against the United Nations (UN) Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty 1990 (“The Havana Rules”), UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice 1985 (“The Beijing Rules”)

Multi-country evaluation of the impact of juvenile justice system reforms on children
UNICEF CEE/CIS Regional Office  

 


Conducting a multi-country evaluation of the impact of juvenile justice system reforms in eleven countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, Tajikistan and Ukraine.
Feminist and LGBT+ movement research
Equality and Justice Alliance  

 


We worked for the Royal Commonwealth Society and partners via the Equality and Justice Alliance (the Commonwealth Society) to explore an intergenerational approach to women’s and LGBT+ movement building. In this research we mapped the approaches and movements in the regions of Pacific and Caribbean and Southern Africa. We also undertook a comprehensive literature review and qualitative semi-structured interviews with representatives youth activists and older generations activists from LGBT and women’s movements to qualitatively explore engagement best practice.

WHERE WE WORK

Based in London, we work in the UK and internationally in a range of social justice sectors

Tackling Radicalisation in prisons
Penal Reform International

 
Evaluated the impact of child right’s training on civil and criminal court judges by UNICEF in Uzbekistan over a 6 month period.
.

Designing and advocating for a diversion programme in Afghanistan
UNICEF Afghanistan   

 
Consulted with government stakeholders and international NGOs to design and establish a process for diverting children away from the criminal justice system in Afghanistan. Finalised the diversion policy and guidance in preparation for roll-out across the country and embedding into the planned Afghanistan Child Act.

Evaluation of the Children of Uruzgan Programme
Save the Children, Atkis Strategy and Amin Consulting

 
Evaluated the AUD 35.7million Children of Uruzgan programme which focused on increasing access and use of maternal and child health services including the treatment of acute malnutrition, and increasing access to basic education services for children. The evaluation was conducted according to do-no-harm principles and leading ethical guidelines and used a results orientated evaluation methodology which looked at outputs, outcomes, effectiveness, sustainability, and equity. We applied a mixed methods approach.
.

Alternatives to detention for children in Afghanistan
Terre des hommes   

 Carried out an analytical study of community and professionals’ attitudes towards the use of alternatives to detention for children in conflict with the law.  We outlined recommendations to the Government of Afghanistan on increasing the use of alternatives to detention and the potential for existing community resources to support them enabling the Government of Afghanistan to implement and enhance provision of alternatives to detention for children.

Evaluation of Juvenile Justice Project
Penal Reform International   

We evaluated the impact of a project to introduce juvenile justice practices into Armenia. Part of this included critically assessing the treatment and detention of children against the United Nations (UN) Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty 1990 (“The Havana Rules”), UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice 1985 (“The Beijing Rules”)

Multi-country evaluation of the impact of juvenile justice system reforms on children
UNICEF CEE/CIS Regional Office  

 


Conducting a multi-country evaluation of the impact of juvenile justice system reforms in eleven countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, Tajikistan and Ukraine.
European Council on Juvenile Justice’s White Paper on youth justice in an economic crisis
(OIJJ) International Juvenile Justice Observatory

Drafted the compelling white paper: Save money, protect society, and realise youth potential: Improving youth justice systems during a time of economic crisis. 

Auditing and monitoring standards of detention workshop
The Rights Practice   

 Delivered a practical workshop on auditing pre-trial detention facilities to police, prosecutors, officers who work in detention facilities, party officials and university lecturers in Wuhan, China

Feminist and LGBT+ movement research
Equality and Justice Alliance  

 


We worked for the Royal Commonwealth Society and partners via the Equality and Justice Alliance (the Commonwealth Society) to explore an intergenerational approach to women’s and LGBT+ movement building. In this research we mapped the approaches and movements in the regions of Pacific and Caribbean and Southern Africa. We also undertook a comprehensive literature review and qualitative semi-structured interviews with representatives youth activists and older generations activists from LGBT and women’s movements to qualitatively explore engagement best practice.
Evaluation of Strategy
Womankind Worldwide

Womankind Worldwide commissioned Justice Studio to undertake an evaluation of their Strategy Building Women’s Movements for Transformational Change 2016-2021. With our consultants based in Uganda and Zimbabwe, we conducted 49 interviews with stakeholders in Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ethiopia and Nepal. We then identified key challenges and how they could have been / might be mitigate and provided an analysis of implications and recommendations for Womankind’s future strategic direction.
Presentation to Council of Europe
Council of Europe

Presentation to the Council of Europe Children’s Rights Taskforce of the European Council of Juvenile Justice’s white paper Save money, protect society, and realise youth potential: Improving youth justice systems during a time of economic crisis  

Facilitating a juvenile justice strategy
Terre des hommes

Facilitated a strategic planning workshop as part of Terre des hommes’ (tdh) wider strategic planning process. This included conducting a situation analysis of Tdh work in six countries in the Eastern European region: Albania, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine. In the workshop we assessed other actors working in juvenile justice and addressed the possible opportunities for Tdh going forward in Eastern Europe. Finally, we devised a strategic option for juvenile justice in Eastern European region and created an action plan for its implementation.

Strengthening monitoring skills for detention centres
Penal Reform International

With Penal Reform International and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, we developed and  Conducted training to strengthen the capacity of independent monitors from Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia by increasing their knowledge, developing their skills, using relevant tools and teaching them how to engage with children in detention. The training used audio visuals, adult learning techniques and participation in a monitoring visit to a children’s correctional centre in Kosovo.

Penal Reform International   

 

Penal Reform International commissioned us to evaluate their project aimed at tackling Violence Against Children in closed institutions in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. We assessed the effectiveness and sustainability of the project using a mixed method approach consisting of literature review of relevant research and project documentation, a survey, and semi-structured interviews with stakeholders carried out in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan during September 2016.

Tackling Radicalisation in prisons
Penal Reform International

 
We facilitated a conference in Astana, Kazakhstan for senior prison, human rights and religion officials on the challenge of radicalisation in prisons in Central Asia for Penal Reform International (PRI). We worked with senior Kazakh officials and international experts to produce a report with a recognition of the centrality of human rights and international covenants and instruments.

Children in detention by-laws and training of police officers
UNICEF Macedonia

With Penal Reform International and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, we developed and  Conducted training to strengthen the capacity of independent monitors from Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia by increasing their knowledge, developing their skills, using relevant tools and teaching them how to engage with children in detention. The training used audio visuals, adult learning techniques and participation in a monitoring visit to a children’s correctional centre in Kosovo.
Baseline assessment of a child protection system in Myanmar
Save the Children   

We undertook a baseline study of the Child Protection Case Management project aimed at ensuring children and families have access to child protection services and initiated by the Myanmar Department of Social Welfare. For the baseline study we used quantitative and qualitative data methods such as township and staff checklists; focus groups; child community mapping; and interviews carried out in Bago, Dala, Loikaw, Pyay and Pha-An. A total of 104 participants were included in the consultations.
Facilitation of workshop
EuroChild

Co-facilitated “Building an economic case for a child-friendly justice”, a side-workshop at the Eurochild Annual Conference “Children First: Better Public Spending for Better Outcomes for children and Families”. The workshop tackled the issue of public spending on justice for children and formulated recommendations for taking the issue forward at a European level. 


Evaluation of the European Ending Street Homelessness Campaign
World Habitat

Justice Studio conducted an impact and process evaluation of the World Habitat Support Programme and the European End Street Homelessness Campaign (EESHC). Our assessment spanned eleven Campaign Cities across five European countries (Scotland, England, Spain, Belgium, and Slovakia) and the critical success factors that have led to meaningful change across the Campaign cities as well as the overall Theory of Change.
Research into girls in need of protection
African Prisons Project, Advocaid, Defence for Children International

In partnership with AdvocAid, Justice Defenders  andefence for Children International Sierra Leone,
we designed and led pro bono research on girls living on the streets, in detention, and being sexually exploited. This included interviewing key stakeholders including the police, girls in conflict with the law and members of the Sierra Leonean Ministry of Gender, Social Welfare and Children’s Affairs and critically assessing the treatment and detention of girls against the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders otherwise known as “the Bangkok rules.”

Evaluation of the Community Driven Recovery and Development Project
Danish Refugee Council

 

We worked with the Danish Refugee Council to evaluate their  Community Driven Recovery and Development programme aimed at improving governance and security among communities in Doolow, Somalia. We carried out a household survey of 562 households in 15 villages in Dollow, Somalia. Interviews and focus groups were carried out with elders, women, youth, and people in receipt of special grants due to their special needs.
Safeguarding Reviews of Aid Programming
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

In order to address issues of safeguarding in the delivery of aid, Justice Studio designed an innovative new safeguarding review framework and capacity strengthening support for the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) Uganda. This three year Safeguarding and Fiduciary Risk programme, carried out in partnership with BDO is the first of its kind and addresses safeguarding at five interconnecting levels: governance, staff, beneficiaries, communities and the environment.

Child Rights Act
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Save the Children and UNICEF

We worked with the Danish Refugee Council to evaluate their  Community Driven Recovery and Development programme aimed at improving governance and security among communities in Doolow, Somalia. We carried out a household survey of 562 households in 15 villages in Dollow, Somalia. Interviews and focus groups were carried out with elders, women, youth, and people in receipt of special grants due to their special needs.

Training to the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance
UNICEF Tanzania

Devised and delivered a training course to the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG) on a prison monitoring collation tool.
Research on the implementation of conditional release in European countries and Turkey
UNICEF Turkey

Provided oversight and guidance on the up-scaling of Turkey’s case-management programme for children in detention. Identified conditional release requirements for Turkish institutions and equipped key decision makers with the information and tools necessary to enable the appropriate use of conditional release through an assessment of best practice in 27 EU member states and study visits to the UK and Spain.
Identifying sustainable funding mechanisms
Penal Reform International

Investigated and sought alternative funding mechanisms for this International Non-Government Organisation which included an exploration of the implications of moving towards a sustainable full cost recovery model.
Formulating a Safeguarding policy and procedures
Sustain for Life

Reviewed and prepared a policy and procedures on the safeguarding of children and vulnerable Adults for the organisation, including: a staff and associates’ code of conduct; a partner safeguarding agreement and checklist; a governance and accountability framework and procedures for identifying and reporting abuse and safeguarding concerns.

Tackling Radicalisation in prisons
Penal Reform International

 
Evaluated the impact of child right’s training on civil and criminal court judges by UNICEF in Uzbekistan over a 6 month period.
.

Designing and advocating for a diversion programme in Afghanistan
UNICEF Afghanistan   

 
Consulted with government stakeholders and international NGOs to design and establish a process for diverting children away from the criminal justice system in Afghanistan. Finalised the diversion policy and guidance in preparation for roll-out across the country and embedding into the planned Afghanistan Child Act.

Evaluation of the Children of Uruzgan Programme
Save the Children, Atkis Strategy and Amin Consulting

 
Evaluated the AUD 35.7million Children of Uruzgan programme which focused on increasing access and use of maternal and child health services including the treatment of acute malnutrition, and increasing access to basic education services for children. The evaluation was conducted according to do-no-harm principles and leading ethical guidelines and used a results orientated evaluation methodology which looked at outputs, outcomes, effectiveness, sustainability, and equity. We applied a mixed methods approach.
.

Alternatives to detention for children in Afghanistan
Terre des hommes   

 Carried out an analytical study of community and professionals’ attitudes towards the use of alternatives to detention for children in conflict with the law.  We outlined recommendations to the Government of Afghanistan on increasing the use of alternatives to detention and the potential for existing community resources to support them enabling the Government of Afghanistan to implement and enhance provision of alternatives to detention for children.

Evaluation of Juvenile Justice Project
Penal Reform International   

We evaluated the impact of a project to introduce juvenile justice practices into Armenia. Part of this included critically assessing the treatment and detention of children against the United Nations (UN) Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty 1990 (“The Havana Rules”), UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice 1985 (“The Beijing Rules”)

Multi-country evaluation of the impact of juvenile justice system reforms on children
UNICEF CEE/CIS Regional Office  

 


Conducting a multi-country evaluation of the impact of juvenile justice system reforms in eleven countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, Tajikistan and Ukraine.
European Council on Juvenile Justice’s White Paper on youth justice in an economic crisis
(OIJJ) International Juvenile Justice Observatory

Drafted the compelling white paper: Save money, protect society, and realise youth potential: Improving youth justice systems during a time of economic crisis. 

Auditing and monitoring standards of detention workshop
The Rights Practice   

 Delivered a practical workshop on auditing pre-trial detention facilities to police, prosecutors, officers who work in detention facilities, party officials and university lecturers in Wuhan, China

Feminist and LGBT+ movement research
Equality and Justice Alliance  

 


We worked for the Royal Commonwealth Society and partners via the Equality and Justice Alliance (the Commonwealth Society) to explore an intergenerational approach to women’s and LGBT+ movement building. In this research we mapped the approaches and movements in the regions of Pacific and Caribbean and Southern Africa. We also undertook a comprehensive literature review and qualitative semi-structured interviews with representatives youth activists and older generations activists from LGBT and women’s movements to qualitatively explore engagement best practice.
Evaluation of Strategy
Womankind Worldwide

Womankind Worldwide commissioned Justice Studio to undertake an evaluation of their Strategy Building Women’s Movements for Transformational Change 2016-2021. With our consultants based in Uganda and Zimbabwe, we conducted 49 interviews with stakeholders in Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ethiopia and Nepal. We then identified key challenges and how they could have been / might be mitigate and provided an analysis of implications and recommendations for Womankind’s future strategic direction.
Presentation to Council of Europe
Council of Europe

Presentation to the Council of Europe Children’s Rights Taskforce of the European Council of Juvenile Justice’s white paper Save money, protect society, and realise youth potential: Improving youth justice systems during a time of economic crisis  

Facilitating a juvenile justice strategy
Terre des hommes

Facilitated a strategic planning workshop as part of Terre des hommes’ (tdh) wider strategic planning process. This included conducting a situation analysis of Tdh work in six countries in the Eastern European region: Albania, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine. In the workshop we assessed other actors working in juvenile justice and addressed the possible opportunities for Tdh going forward in Eastern Europe. Finally, we devised a strategic option for juvenile justice in Eastern European region and created an action plan for its implementation.

Strengthening monitoring skills for detention centres
Penal Reform International

With Penal Reform International and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, we developed and  Conducted training to strengthen the capacity of independent monitors from Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia by increasing their knowledge, developing their skills, using relevant tools and teaching them how to engage with children in detention. The training used audio visuals, adult learning techniques and participation in a monitoring visit to a children’s correctional centre in Kosovo.

Penal Reform International   

 

Penal Reform International commissioned us to evaluate their project aimed at tackling Violence Against Children in closed institutions in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. We assessed the effectiveness and sustainability of the project using a mixed method approach consisting of literature review of relevant research and project documentation, a survey, and semi-structured interviews with stakeholders carried out in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan during September 2016.

Tackling Radicalisation in prisons
Penal Reform International

 
We facilitated a conference in Astana, Kazakhstan for senior prison, human rights and religion officials on the challenge of radicalisation in prisons in Central Asia for Penal Reform International (PRI). We worked with senior Kazakh officials and international experts to produce a report with a recognition of the centrality of human rights and international covenants and instruments.

Children in detention by-laws and training of police officers
UNICEF Macedonia

With Penal Reform International and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, we developed and  Conducted training to strengthen the capacity of independent monitors from Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia by increasing their knowledge, developing their skills, using relevant tools and teaching them how to engage with children in detention. The training used audio visuals, adult learning techniques and participation in a monitoring visit to a children’s correctional centre in Kosovo.
Baseline assessment of a child protection system in Myanmar
Save the Children   

We undertook a baseline study of the Child Protection Case Management project aimed at ensuring children and families have access to child protection services and initiated by the Myanmar Department of Social Welfare. For the baseline study we used quantitative and qualitative data methods such as township and staff checklists; focus groups; child community mapping; and interviews carried out in Bago, Dala, Loikaw, Pyay and Pha-An. A total of 104 participants were included in the consultations.
Facilitation of workshop
EuroChild

Co-facilitated “Building an economic case for a child-friendly justice”, a side-workshop at the Eurochild Annual Conference “Children First: Better Public Spending for Better Outcomes for children and Families”. The workshop tackled the issue of public spending on justice for children and formulated recommendations for taking the issue forward at a European level. 


Evaluation of the European Ending Street Homelessness Campaign
World Habitat

Justice Studio conducted an impact and process evaluation of the World Habitat Support Programme and the European End Street Homelessness Campaign (EESHC). Our assessment spanned eleven Campaign Cities across five European countries (Scotland, England, Spain, Belgium, and Slovakia) and the critical success factors that have led to meaningful change across the Campaign cities as well as the overall Theory of Change.
Research into girls in need of protection
African Prisons Project, Advocaid, Defence for Children International

In partnership with AdvocAid, Justice Defenders  andefence for Children International Sierra Leone,
we designed and led pro bono research on girls living on the streets, in detention, and being sexually exploited. This included interviewing key stakeholders including the police, girls in conflict with the law and members of the Sierra Leonean Ministry of Gender, Social Welfare and Children’s Affairs and critically assessing the treatment and detention of girls against the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders otherwise known as “the Bangkok rules.”

Evaluation of the Community Driven Recovery and Development Project
Danish Refugee Council

 

We worked with the Danish Refugee Council to evaluate their  Community Driven Recovery and Development programme aimed at improving governance and security among communities in Doolow, Somalia. We carried out a household survey of 562 households in 15 villages in Dollow, Somalia. Interviews and focus groups were carried out with elders, women, youth, and people in receipt of special grants due to their special needs.
Safeguarding Reviews of Aid Programming
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

In order to address issues of safeguarding in the delivery of aid, Justice Studio designed an innovative new safeguarding review framework and capacity strengthening support for the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) Uganda. This three year Safeguarding and Fiduciary Risk programme, carried out in partnership with BDO is the first of its kind and addresses safeguarding at five interconnecting levels: governance, staff, beneficiaries, communities and the environment.

Child Rights Act
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Save the Children and UNICEF

We worked with the Danish Refugee Council to evaluate their  Community Driven Recovery and Development programme aimed at improving governance and security among communities in Doolow, Somalia. We carried out a household survey of 562 households in 15 villages in Dollow, Somalia. Interviews and focus groups were carried out with elders, women, youth, and people in receipt of special grants due to their special needs.

Training to the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance
UNICEF Tanzania

Devised and delivered a training course to the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG) on a prison monitoring collation tool.
Research on the implementation of conditional release in European countries and Turkey
UNICEF Turkey

Provided oversight and guidance on the up-scaling of Turkey’s case-management programme for children in detention. Identified conditional release requirements for Turkish institutions and equipped key decision makers with the information and tools necessary to enable the appropriate use of conditional release through an assessment of best practice in 27 EU member states and study visits to the UK and Spain.
Identifying sustainable funding mechanisms
Penal Reform International

Investigated and sought alternative funding mechanisms for this International Non-Government Organisation which included an exploration of the implications of moving towards a sustainable full cost recovery model.
Formulating a Safeguarding policy and procedures
Sustain for Life

Reviewed and prepared a policy and procedures on the safeguarding of children and vulnerable Adults for the organisation, including: a staff and associates’ code of conduct; a partner safeguarding agreement and checklist; a governance and accountability framework and procedures for identifying and reporting abuse and safeguarding concerns.

Tackling Radicalisation in prisons
Penal Reform International

 
Evaluated the impact of child right’s training on civil and criminal court judges by UNICEF in Uzbekistan over a 6 month period.
.

Designing and advocating for a diversion programme in Afghanistan
UNICEF Afghanistan   

 
Consulted with government stakeholders and international NGOs to design and establish a process for diverting children away from the criminal justice system in Afghanistan. Finalised the diversion policy and guidance in preparation for roll-out across the country and embedding into the planned Afghanistan Child Act.

Evaluation of the Children of Uruzgan Programme
Save the Children, Atkis Strategy and Amin Consulting

 
Evaluated the AUD 35.7million Children of Uruzgan programme which focused on increasing access and use of maternal and child health services including the treatment of acute malnutrition, and increasing access to basic education services for children. The evaluation was conducted according to do-no-harm principles and leading ethical guidelines and used a results orientated evaluation methodology which looked at outputs, outcomes, effectiveness, sustainability, and equity. We applied a mixed methods approach.
.

Alternatives to detention for children in Afghanistan
Terre des hommes   

 Carried out an analytical study of community and professionals’ attitudes towards the use of alternatives to detention for children in conflict with the law.  We outlined recommendations to the Government of Afghanistan on increasing the use of alternatives to detention and the potential for existing community resources to support them enabling the Government of Afghanistan to implement and enhance provision of alternatives to detention for children.

Evaluation of Juvenile Justice Project
Penal Reform International   

We evaluated the impact of a project to introduce juvenile justice practices into Armenia. Part of this included critically assessing the treatment and detention of children against the United Nations (UN) Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty 1990 (“The Havana Rules”), UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice 1985 (“The Beijing Rules”)

Multi-country evaluation of the impact of juvenile justice system reforms on children
UNICEF CEE/CIS Regional Office  

 


Conducting a multi-country evaluation of the impact of juvenile justice system reforms in eleven countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, Tajikistan and Ukraine.
European Council on Juvenile Justice’s White Paper on youth justice in an economic crisis
(OIJJ) International Juvenile Justice Observatory

Drafted the compelling white paper: Save money, protect society, and realise youth potential: Improving youth justice systems during a time of economic crisis. 

Auditing and monitoring standards of detention workshop
The Rights Practice   

 Delivered a practical workshop on auditing pre-trial detention facilities to police, prosecutors, officers who work in detention facilities, party officials and university lecturers in Wuhan, China

Feminist and LGBT+ movement research
Equality and Justice Alliance  

 


We worked for the Royal Commonwealth Society and partners via the Equality and Justice Alliance (the Commonwealth Society) to explore an intergenerational approach to women’s and LGBT+ movement building. In this research we mapped the approaches and movements in the regions of Pacific and Caribbean and Southern Africa. We also undertook a comprehensive literature review and qualitative semi-structured interviews with representatives youth activists and older generations activists from LGBT and women’s movements to qualitatively explore engagement best practice.
Evaluation of Strategy
Womankind Worldwide

Womankind Worldwide commissioned Justice Studio to undertake an evaluation of their Strategy Building Women’s Movements for Transformational Change 2016-2021. With our consultants based in Uganda and Zimbabwe, we conducted 49 interviews with stakeholders in Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ethiopia and Nepal. We then identified key challenges and how they could have been / might be mitigate and provided an analysis of implications and recommendations for Womankind’s future strategic direction.
Presentation to Council of Europe
Council of Europe

Presentation to the Council of Europe Children’s Rights Taskforce of the European Council of Juvenile Justice’s white paper Save money, protect society, and realise youth potential: Improving youth justice systems during a time of economic crisis  

Facilitating a juvenile justice strategy
Terre des hommes

Facilitated a strategic planning workshop as part of Terre des hommes’ (tdh) wider strategic planning process. This included conducting a situation analysis of Tdh work in six countries in the Eastern European region: Albania, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine. In the workshop we assessed other actors working in juvenile justice and addressed the possible opportunities for Tdh going forward in Eastern Europe. Finally, we devised a strategic option for juvenile justice in Eastern European region and created an action plan for its implementation.

Strengthening monitoring skills for detention centres
Penal Reform International

With Penal Reform International and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, we developed and  Conducted training to strengthen the capacity of independent monitors from Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia by increasing their knowledge, developing their skills, using relevant tools and teaching them how to engage with children in detention. The training used audio visuals, adult learning techniques and participation in a monitoring visit to a children’s correctional centre in Kosovo.

Penal Reform International   

 

Penal Reform International commissioned us to evaluate their project aimed at tackling Violence Against Children in closed institutions in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. We assessed the effectiveness and sustainability of the project using a mixed method approach consisting of literature review of relevant research and project documentation, a survey, and semi-structured interviews with stakeholders carried out in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan during September 2016.

Tackling Radicalisation in prisons
Penal Reform International

 
We facilitated a conference in Astana, Kazakhstan for senior prison, human rights and religion officials on the challenge of radicalisation in prisons in Central Asia for Penal Reform International (PRI). We worked with senior Kazakh officials and international experts to produce a report with a recognition of the centrality of human rights and international covenants and instruments.

Children in detention by-laws and training of police officers
UNICEF Macedonia

With Penal Reform International and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, we developed and  Conducted training to strengthen the capacity of independent monitors from Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia by increasing their knowledge, developing their skills, using relevant tools and teaching them how to engage with children in detention. The training used audio visuals, adult learning techniques and participation in a monitoring visit to a children’s correctional centre in Kosovo.
Baseline assessment of a child protection system in Myanmar
Save the Children   

We undertook a baseline study of the Child Protection Case Management project aimed at ensuring children and families have access to child protection services and initiated by the Myanmar Department of Social Welfare. For the baseline study we used quantitative and qualitative data methods such as township and staff checklists; focus groups; child community mapping; and interviews carried out in Bago, Dala, Loikaw, Pyay and Pha-An. A total of 104 participants were included in the consultations.
Facilitation of workshop
EuroChild

Co-facilitated “Building an economic case for a child-friendly justice”, a side-workshop at the Eurochild Annual Conference “Children First: Better Public Spending for Better Outcomes for children and Families”. The workshop tackled the issue of public spending on justice for children and formulated recommendations for taking the issue forward at a European level. 


Evaluation of the European Ending Street Homelessness Campaign
World Habitat

Justice Studio conducted an impact and process evaluation of the World Habitat Support Programme and the European End Street Homelessness Campaign (EESHC). Our assessment spanned eleven Campaign Cities across five European countries (Scotland, England, Spain, Belgium, and Slovakia) and the critical success factors that have led to meaningful change across the Campaign cities as well as the overall Theory of Change.
Research into girls in need of protection
African Prisons Project, Advocaid, Defence for Children International

In partnership with AdvocAid, Justice Defenders  andefence for Children International Sierra Leone,
we designed and led pro bono research on girls living on the streets, in detention, and being sexually exploited. This included interviewing key stakeholders including the police, girls in conflict with the law and members of the Sierra Leonean Ministry of Gender, Social Welfare and Children’s Affairs and critically assessing the treatment and detention of girls against the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders otherwise known as “the Bangkok rules.”

Evaluation of the Community Driven Recovery and Development Project
Danish Refugee Council

 

We worked with the Danish Refugee Council to evaluate their  Community Driven Recovery and Development programme aimed at improving governance and security among communities in Doolow, Somalia. We carried out a household survey of 562 households in 15 villages in Dollow, Somalia. Interviews and focus groups were carried out with elders, women, youth, and people in receipt of special grants due to their special needs.
Safeguarding Reviews of Aid Programming
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

In order to address issues of safeguarding in the delivery of aid, Justice Studio designed an innovative new safeguarding review framework and capacity strengthening support for the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) Uganda. This three year Safeguarding and Fiduciary Risk programme, carried out in partnership with BDO is the first of its kind and addresses safeguarding at five interconnecting levels: governance, staff, beneficiaries, communities and the environment.

Child Rights Act
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Save the Children and UNICEF

We worked with the Danish Refugee Council to evaluate their  Community Driven Recovery and Development programme aimed at improving governance and security among communities in Doolow, Somalia. We carried out a household survey of 562 households in 15 villages in Dollow, Somalia. Interviews and focus groups were carried out with elders, women, youth, and people in receipt of special grants due to their special needs.

Training to the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance
UNICEF Tanzania