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The International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) constitutes a permanent international virtual space that serves as a point of encounter for the work and reflection of professionals, administrations and organizations involved in the field of juvenile justice. In different countries it enhances global, national and local analyses of the phenomenon, analysing the different ways in which young people come into conflict with the law, examining not only the aspects that these manifestations have in common, but also the way in which the causes of the phenomenon differ.

The organization of events, seminars, workshops, courses and the participation in international and European programmes allow the dissemination of relevant information, experience, works and materials that have been produced as a result of initiatives taken by the Observatory, or by individuals or bodies working independently of it.

2012 - IJJO Events and Programmes

September 2012 Bosnia and Herzegovina Delinquency, Juvenile, Law

On September 12th and 13th 2012, more than 50 national representatives from ministries, agencies and NGO’s, among them the IJJO participated on the two-day seminar organized by The Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Srpska and supported by the Directorate-General Enlargement of the European Commission throught its Technical Assistance and Information Exchange instrument (TAIEX).

The main purpose of this event was familiarizing the representatives of police agencies and prosecutor’s offices in the Republic of Srpska with the current EU rules concerning juvenile delinquency, juvenile prevention as well as intervention programs. During the opening of the seminar, Mr. Gojko Vasic - RS Police Director stated that there are encouraging results in the reduction of juvenile delinquency thanks to several prevention programs in cooperation with other social actors. Thus, the principal benefit of this event was taking the best European practice, fostering good cooperation and reaching quality results in police and interior affairs. In conclusion of this event, the IJJO is pleased to share the following words of the Ministry of Interior of Republic of Srpska to the IJJO users and collaborators.

September 2012 United Kingdom Child, Criminal, Justice, Social

The International Juvenile Justice Observatory is pleased to announce its V Biennial Conference: “Criminality or Social Exclusion? Justice for Children in a Divided World”, which will take place in London, at Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, from Tuesday 6th to Wednesday 7th November 2012.
The 5th IJJO International Conference will bring together experts and professionals to discuss the impact of economic global crises on youth justice and youth social. Besides, they will discuss issues regarding the youth violence and inequality in an urban context as well as the prevention and diversion of Children and young people from offending. Similarly, other key factors for promoting social inclusion such as the development of community-based programmes and cost-avoidance strategies will not be omitted from the programme.

Please consult the Conference programme and more useful information regarding this international event.

V Biennial Conference: “Criminality or Social Exclusion? Justice for Children in a Divided World”

September 2012 Development, Prevention, Security, Violence

In the context of EUROsociAL II programme, where IJJO is an operating partner, missions to 6 Latin American countries were carried out: Colombia, Ecuador, Salvador, Honduras, Uruguay and Mexico. The main aim of these missions was to bring together public actors responsible for the development and implementation of public security policies and specifically the prevention of violence.

EUROsociAL II programme is a technical cooperation initiative of the European Commission which main objective is to contribute to increase social cohesion in Latin America. The programme aims at supporting national public policies in order to promote social cohesion levels and strengthen the institutions and organizations responsible for these policies. EUROsociAL II works on five themes that reflect the interests and priorities of the Latin American governments.

The IJJO and the European Forum for Urban Safety (EFUS) are part of the consortium as an operating partner in the fifth axis of "Public security/rights and access to the justice" in the subject area of "Public Safety". This axis is led and coordinated by France Expertise International (FEI).

July 2012 Minors, Violence

For the second time in six months, the International Juvenile Justice Observatory hosted within its premises an all-country meeting gathering several organisations dedicated to end violence against children in custody. This project, coordinated by the Children’s Rights Alliance for Children (CRAE), now enters its final phase and is already showing results of great interests.


On July 3rd and 4th, 2012, six organisations championing the rights of children in conflict with the law, one representant of the European Commission and an indepedent evaluator, met at the International Juvenile Justice Observatory in order to review the progress of each partner in a project entitled “Ending violence against children in custody”

June 2012 France Gangs, Juvenile, Measures

On 27th June 2012, Association Diagrama (France) in collaboration with the National Juvenile Legal Protection - section of the French Department of Justice – and the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO), organized the conference “Youth Gangs : Measures and Perspectives” in Paris.

This conference is part of the European ITACA Initiative - “Interaction of different subjects towards a strategic common answer concerning juvenile gangs” in which Association Diagrama (France) participated hand-in-hand with other organisms based in Italy, KU, Belgium, Portugal and Spain - that aims to focus on the analysis at various European levels on youth gangs, at creating a vision of the phenomenon -for primarily understanding it and identifying key elements - in order to implement common practices and actions to address, or including , prevent this phenomenon.

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