Whats New With IBJ China?
Since our last update many great strides have been made in IBJ China. Launching this year, in conjunction with the University of Montana, will be an extensive E-learning curricula containing four online training and reference modules for Chinese Criminal Defenders.
Additionally, IBJ held a workshop in December 2008 to train 50 new lawyers in the field of Juvenile Justice, followed by continual smaller training sessions and roundtable discussions.
Since the last update, 6 field research trips have been taken to gather data and information regarding juvenile justice – one of IBJ’s main focuses for the region.
In addition to these 6 trips, IBJ conducted 3 others to Shanghai, Sichuan, and Xining, where discussions in relation to CCLE (Criminal Clinical Legal Education) took place with clinical teachers and students. During these trips, class observations were taken, lectures were given on legal ethics, and further training was provided for clinical teachers.
When we last spoke we had been looking to complete the creation of the Community Rehabilitation Model for Juvenile Offenders, and we are excited to announce that in May of 2009 the Juvenile Rehabilitation Center opened its doors.
We would like to thank you for your generous support of IBJ China in the past, and hope you will continue to support our program. With your help, we have been able to make great progress in China, and will continue to work to ensure legal rights for every man, woman, and child.