29 August 2007

Restorative justice

Last year, on a daily average, more than 2,200 children were held in Juvenile Observation and Protection Centers across the country.© UNICEF-Thailand/2007/Few
Story by Nattha Keenapan

(The story was published in the Bangkok Post on August 28, 2007)

BANGKOK - Last month, 14-year-old Wit* was arrested by police for stealing a 10-kilogramme of spool of electrical wire from a house where he was employed as a part-time construction worker. He spent one night behind bars at the local police station before his weeping and distraught mother bailed him out.