The new Juvenile Court of Huelva is already at full capacity
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The counselor of Justice, Local Administration and Public FunctionJosé Antonio Nieto, has visited this Thursday in Huelva the new facilities for the Juvenile Court and Prosecutor’s Office, a headquarters that responds to a historical demand to cover the specific needs of this jurisdiction. The Board has rented the building for four years with a total investment of 419,337.60 euros, including the adaptation works carried out to make it suitable for judicial use.
The building, located on San Sebastián street, has 814.51m² and after the transfer carried out last August, it is now fully operational. Nieto recalled that it was not easy to find a property that met the conditions to house a particularly sensitive jurisdiction such as that of Minors. “It was an urgent need that with this venue we have resolved”, he stressed.
Thus, it has valued the work of the Territorial Delegation of Justice, currently directed by Carmen Céspedes, to achieve a headquarters that guarantees good working conditions for professionals who work in the Court and the Juvenile Prosecutor’s Office as well as adequate attention to citizenship.
The new headquarters has a large hearing room, which is connected to a Gesell Room, a space where especially sensitive victims can take statements, as well as another space set up for interviews and taking statements.
Nieto has emphasized that for the Ministry “Juvenile Justice is fundamental”, since it affects minors who at one point in their lives commit an offense that entails a criminal reproach and with whom it is necessary to work for their reeducation and social reintegration .
The Board is the competent administration to provide the system with services and centers where minors can comply with the measures imposed on them by judges, both those that entail their internment and those of open means. The work of the interdisciplinary professional teams of these services is oriented at all times towards this re-education.
Thus, in Huelva there is the Odiel Internment Center for Juvenile Offenders (CIMI), with a total of 20 places for boys. Regarding services for compliance with open environment measures, the province has two educational coexistence groups with 8 places each (one female in Los Corrales and another male in Moguer); the La Botica Day Center, managed by the Diagrama Foundation; and the Comprehensive Open Media Service (SIMA) with 14 professionals who are in charge of monitoring this type of measures, which also include probation or socio-educational tasks and benefits for the benefit of the community.
After visiting the Court of Minors, Nieto has moved to the Provincial Court where he has held meetings with the president, Antonio Pontón; the chief prosecutor, Alfredo Flores; the vice dean of the Bar Association, Arturo Bernal, and the dean of Solicitors, Inmaculada García; as well as the coordinating secretary, Aurora Martín.