Often, youth who are involved with or at risk of being involved with the juvenile justice system have co-occurring life difficulties or disabilities that lead them to cross paths with the justice system at a particular moment and/or that have significant impacts on their emotional, mental, physical, and behavioural well-being. With this in mind, the question of how to respond appropriately to the offending of juveniles and young adults has emerged as a point of increased focus within international criminological research and criminal policy. Responding to juvenile offending is a unique policy and practice challenge.

Probation bodies and practitioners across Europe and worldwide together with other criminal justice professionals are among those on the frontline of preventing violence by supervising and providing specialized treatment and programmes, guidance and assistance to juveniles and young adults who committed a crime or an at risk of it.

With this workshop, CEP will bring together professionals from different European countries. The workshop will cover the topic from the perspective of probation and other criminal justice professionals including offenders and victims. During this workshop, we will discuss what are the effective and efficient ways of working with juveniles and young adult offenders, which programmes are used to prevent juveniles from being involved with crimes, support the treatment process, among others. A World Café session will bring together smaller groups of participants to discuss and share knowledge and experience from their jurisdictions. Thus, it will support mutual learning as one of the core skills necessary for further professional development of themselves and their organisations.

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Date: 21 June 2023

Location: Centre for Legal Studies and Judicial Training, Barcelona

More information will be soon available.

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