State Councils for the Rights of Children and Adolescents
The State Councils for the Rights of Children and Adolescents are important agents in the preservation of the rights of children and adolescents. Its responsibilities include: monitoring governmental and non-governmental actions directed to children and adolescents; articulating and integrating governmental and non-governmental entities linked to childhood and adolescent issues; determine the percentage and amount of the budget to be used for the implementation of basic social policies and welfare policies (health, education, culture, leisure, justice) for children and adolescents together with the Executive and the Legislative Assemblies; forward and monitor denunciations of all forms of negligence, omission, discrimination, exclusion, exploitation, violence, cruelty and oppression against children and adolescents while also overseeing the implementation of measures necessary for its ascertainment, along with the responsible bodies; maintain constant communication with the legislative and judicial branches of government and, if necessary, propose amendments to the legislation in force and to the criteria used for child and adolescent care; disseminate the state policy for children and adolescents; encourage and promote the continuous update of governmental and non-governmental professionals directly involved in child and adolescent care, in accordance with the political-administrative decentralization being contemplated; and inspect police stations, prisons, and other establishments in which children and adolescents could be held.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- embedded in the constitution/legislation
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- civil society
- democratic innovation yields a binding decision