Resocialization of Delinquent Children in the System of the Average Care for the Juvenile


  • Kęstutis Vitkauskas Mykolas Romeris University


child’s average care system, delinquent behaviour of underage, juvenile justice.


The article analyses problems related to the development of the system of resocialization of
delinquent behaviour underage and child‘s average care based on legal acts, analysis of programmes
of Underage Justice as well as the data of sociological investigations. The paper deals with the
following issues: situation of juvenile delinquency in Lithuania; trends of the system development
of child’s resocialization; application problems of the Law on Child’s Minimum and Average care;
activities of children socialization centres and cases of infringement of the rights of the underage
living there. The conclusion drawn from the article is that the system of average care for the
underage functions ineffectively. The main causes of this problem are as follows: legal basis is not
duly regulated; structure of the institutions providing average care for the child is still under
development, lack of skilled specialists, limited possibilities to improve professional skills,
insufficient cooperation between departments.