14 Community Leaders Trained in Diversion
14 Community leaders, as key stakeholders in the successful implementation of the Diversion Monitoring Project, have been trained in Diversion at two Community Leaders’ and stakeholders engagement meetings held in Ndola and Kitwe in the month of March facilitated by UP Zambia.
Community leaders including church leaders, civic leaders and market leaders benefitted from the training whose objective was to equip leaders with knowledge on Diversion, Alternative Dispute Resolution and the working of the Legal Justice System in Zambia.
Diversion is a means to find alternative ways of dealing with child offending without resorting to judicial proceedings provided that such measures were appropriate to the existing individual circumstances of the case.
The training meetings were held at Kabelenga Lodge in Ndola and Crossroads Lodge in Kitwe respectively.
The Diversion Monitoring Project is a multisector activity being implemented in partnership with the Zambia Police, Drug Enforcement Commission, National Prosecutions Authority, Ministry of Community Development and Social Services and other service providers in four Districts namely Lusaka, Kapiri Mposhi, Ndola and Kitwe with funding from UNICEF.
*Social distancing was maintained while taking group photographs to prevent the spread of COVID 19