Most of the CEP and EuroPris meetings and conferences have been put on a hold at the moment due to the COVID-19 crisis. It is for sure that this crisis will keep us from travelling for weeks / months to come. Still, we would like to think positively ahead and plan activities for the second half of the year. In case the situation is still not yet safe by then, the workshops will be re-scheduled to 2021. But by having your input already now, we can start preparing the workshop programs and be more flexible, when we have to look for new dates.
Workshop on Juveniles and Young Adult offenders in prison and probation
CEP and EuroPris will organize a one-and-a-half-day workshop (1-2 December 2020) on Juveniles and Young Adult offenders in prison and probation. The workshop will take place in The Hague, The Netherlands.
When talking about criminal behaviour and types of sanctions and measures imposed on people who have committed crimes, the vast majority of times our focus is on adults and on treatment programs mainly designed for the male-adult population. The reality is that there are also juveniles and young adults who are exposed to a series of risk factors, such as poor parental skills, criminal behaviour accepted by family and peer group, low interest/commitment in school or work, peer rejection, differences in temperament, impulsivity, low level of empathy or remorse, drug use, the impact of school policies toward delinquency and the broader influences of the neighbourhood/community – all aspects being able to lead to antisocial behaviour and committing crimes.
Their status of juveniles or young adults as well as their neuropsychological development mean that more attention should be paid to what type of sanctions and measures are imposed. As several authors indicate, those measures should have a restorative approach and therefore become a meaningful activity for the juveniles and young adults’ lives. It is also essential to reflect on what type of treatment programs are more appropriate and effective to reduce juvenile delinquency and criminal behaviours and to promote protective factors.
This expert workshop will address the perspective of different European experts in the field of juveniles and young adults who have committed crimes, both from interventions in the community and closed regime institutions.
Call for papers
EuroPris together with CEP would like to invite you to submit a short paper by using this template. We welcome papers on different topics related to juveniles and young adult offenders, such as: diversion services, community interventions, restorative justice, risk assessment, needs assessment, early planning through the gate service, among others.
Please consult the full list of possible topics here for the papers’ submission.
If you would be interested to present at the workshop please submit your template to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th of September 2020.
Registration for the workshop will open in September.