The U.S. Embassy, in cooperation with the Center for Training in the Judiciary and State Prosecution (CTJP), organized a Specialized Training on Juvenile Justice for Montenegrin judges and prosecutors in Petrovac, April 18-21,2022.
Ljiljana Lakic, Head of the CTJP Managing Board and Anne Bergren, INL Program Officer for Montenegro based in Washington DC, opened the training.
The training aimed to inform judges and prosecutors on international standards and experiences of other countries in regards to the treatment of juveniles in criminal proceedings, as well as give participants the opportunity to discuss issues related to juvenile delinquency. A special focus of the discussion was on the techniques of interviewing juveniles and practical challenges that Montenegro faces in this area.
On behalf of the State Attorney’s Office, Montgomery County, Maryland, prosecutors Carlotta Woodward and Debbie Feinstein presented the U.S. juvenile justice system and the U.S. experiences with treatment of juveniles in criminal proceedings, focusing on interviewing juvenile victims.