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. Therefore it has been decided to organize this workshop as an online webinar instead of a face-to-face event.

Webinar on Juveniles and Young Adult offenders in prison and probation

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 webinar 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  tatjanalaius@europris.org  by 15th of September 2020.

Webinar registration

Registration for the webinar will open soon.


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