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Acta Paulista de Enfermagem

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Abstract

MARTINS, Christine Baccarat de Godoy  and  MELLO JORGE, Maria Helena Prado de. Department of Justice decision regarding cases of violence against children and teenagers. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2009, vol.22, n.6, pp. 800-807. ISSN 0103-2100.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-21002009000600012.

Objective: To analyze the decisions of the department of justice regarding cases of violence against children and teenagers for the last five years of notification. Methods: A descriptive quantitative study with 230 cases of violence against children and teenager that have been reported to the department of justice in 2002 in Londrina, PR. Results: A great number of the processes (40.0%) had been archived. A few of the processes were archived during questioning (3.9%) and only 1.7% of the processes resulted in the plaintiff's conviction. Approximately one third of the processes (31.7%) were in progress. Conclusion: Findings may contribute to awareness of the population regarding protection measures adopted by the department of justice for the cases of violence against children and teenagers.

Keywords : Violence; Child abuse; Judicial power; Child; Child advocacy.

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