The 5th edition of the International Criminal Justice Summer Course is dedicated to ‘Mental health issues in criminal justice’. It will take place on 4 July 2023 until 7 July 2023 in Barcelona, at the Centre for Legal Studies and Specialised Training.

Mental health problems are more prevalent among offenders than in the average population. Still, assessment and efficient responses and support in prison, during probation and in restorative justice remains a field to be further developed. Characteristics of mental health issues, dealing with substance use, suicide prevention, trauma-informed practices as well as staff mental well-being are all topics relevant for this course.

It will be a unique international opportunity to meet professionals from other countries, from different disciplines and from a range of backgrounds, to share and to learn from people doing the same work in different European realities and from other areas of the criminal justice field (prison, probation and restorative justice)…

The focus will be on practice: what works – new ideas – restorative methods – trauma-informed practices – research – workshops – practice visits – sharing experiences. The aim is that participants bring their expertise and, through engaging with the trainers, become better equipped and informed about current approaches and effective interventions.

Registration and fees

>>Click here to register.

Early Bird registrations: 395€ until 15th April – after 15th April: 450€.  The registration deadline is 20th June.

Please note that should you cancel your participation before the 15th of April, 10% of the fee still needs to be paid. From 15th April until 1st June, this is 50%, and after that date, you will be charged the full attendance fee because of commitments to the conference facilities.


For more information about this event, you can download the booklet here.


Centre for Legal Studies and Judicial Training, Barcelona

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