The Albanian-Swedish Juvenile Justice “Enhanced capacity of Albanian law enforcement agencies and courts to meet human rights standards in juvenile justice – a comprehensive justice chain approach” programme was launched in 2017. The programme, funded by the Swedish Embassy in Tirana, is implemented jointly by the Swedish Police, Swedish Prosecution Authority, the Swedish National Courts Administration and the Swedish Prison and Probation Services. The programme deploys a unique cross Government approach to implementation. The key focus areas of the project are: support to development of regulations/legislation, support to coordination amongst Albanian criminal justice institutions, capacity building of staff, and development of tools/guidance to guide implementation.
The evaluation of the project took place in September 2019 and was undertaken by DCAF’s International Security Sector Advisory Team at the request of the Swedish Police Authority.