Minimum Standards for the Treatment of Juvenile Prisoners Standards Assessment Workshop

16 October 2019 : Bahawalpur: Dastak Child Rights Unit organized a assessment workshop with prison staff of Bahawalpur Borstal and Juvenile Institute. The purpose of the workshop was to assess if the Bahawalpur prison meets the international and national standards for treatment of juvenile prisoners. The workshop was conducted by Advocate Sabahat Riaz from Dastak and was attended by 20 prison staff members including the Deputy Superintendant, Assistant Superintendant, Head Warders and Warders. The workshop comprised of a detailed presentation on the international and national standards to be followed by juvenile prison facilities and was followed by a discussion with the participants to evaluate the extent to which the prison follows the shared standards. This workshop was a part of Dastak’s initiative to develop one juvenile facility as a model prison in terms of meeting national and international standards set for the treatment of children in prison.