House of Juvenile Law in Frankfurt

Project date range: 2018 – 2021
Funding Institution: Hessian Ministery of Justice

Project description

Houses of Juvenile Law are institutions set up to optimize case oriented cooperation between authorities occupied with juvenile justice affairs in order to deliver individual and timely corrective responses to delinquent behaviour.

This project aims to evaluate whether the handling of juvenile court proceedings by the House of Juvenile Law in Frankfurt impacts future delinquency. In addition to the evaluation of case data, staff will be interviewed on their impressions and experiences.

Contact
Katrin Schäfer
Prof. Dr. Axel Dessecker

Precursor: Houses of Juvenile Law in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden

Project date range: 2010 – 2012
Funding Institution: Hessian Ministery of Justice

Description:
Hesse, a Federal State of Germany, opened its first Houses of Juvenile Law in December 2010 (Wiesbaden, capital of Hesse) and Frankfurt (largest city). Our accompanying research examined, within 18 months, legal proceedings and the development of cooperation. Besides the evaluation of case data, participants were questioned about expectations and state of the art in time intervals.

Publication:
Linz, Susanne (2013). Häuser des Jugendrechts in Hessen. Ergebnisse der Begleitforschung für Wiesbaden und Frankfurt am Main-Höchst. Wiesbaden: KrimZ. ISBN 978-3-945037-00-3 [Online publication].