Social Protection of Juvenile Delinquents in the Transition Society of Serbia Cover Image

Socijalna zaštita maloletnih delinkvenata u tranzicijskom društvu Srbije
Social Protection of Juvenile Delinquents in the Transition Society of Serbia

Author(s): Miroslav Brkić, Vesna Žunić-Pavlović, Aleksandar Jugović
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka Univerziteta u Beogradu
Keywords: social protection; transition; reform; juvenile delinquency

Summary/Abstract: The subject of this presentation is a synthesis of recent ideas of scientific, professional and political community concerning what directions should reform of social protection system - the part relating to children and juveniles with delinquent behavior follow. The main purpose of the article is to give a critical analysis of reform ideas and point out certain dilemmas and controversies which are brought about in this field in respect of reform procedures. The analysis done indicates the possibility of identification of the three basic directions of reform of social protection system related ti juvenile delinquency. These are as follows: decentralization, redefinition of functions and standards of institutions and deinstitunalization. These main directions of social protection system reform are based on several key principles such as: rights and best interest of children and juveniles; plurality (alternatives) of services rendered; participation/partnership of users, social services and other institutions of local community; support to parenthood and preservation of the family; early detection of children under risk; enhancing of quality and continual upgrading of professional work. Within the identified directions and principles of reform, special attention is given to the issues of prevenmtion and social protection, institutional and non-institutional measures and methods of protection of juvenile delinquents, concept and standards of social services work, mode evaluation and upgrading of quality of profesional work, alternative forms of social protection of this group children, etc.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 647-663
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Serbian