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What we do

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.

IJJO Events and Programmes

December 2005 Spain

The International Juvenile Justice Observatory participated, as a member of the Consultant Committee, in the Second Legal Psychology Congress, from the 15th to 17th December 2005, organized by the Spanish Association of Legal Psychology.

During these three days, Spanish and European professionals in Justice and Psychology met in Valencia (Spain), to stress on the following relevant subjects: Penitentiary Psychology; Mediation; Legal Psychology of the Family; Legal Psychology of the Minor; Legal Psychology in Criminal Affairs; Legal Psychology: Research, Teaching and Training; Victimology: Gender Violence, Terrorism and Road Safety; and Deontology.

December 2005

The International Juvenile Justice Observatory took part in the European Agis Programme entitled 'Protection of Children in and from Prison' from 2004. The final result of this project was the holding of the AGIS European Conference: 'Protection of Children in and from Prison' on 7th, 8th and 9th December 2005 in Stone, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.

The main objective was to establish a programme or a common approach of good practices between the countries of the European Union, which will enable the staff of these institutions to acquire the necessary skills to offer greater protection to young people.

The aim is to prevent abuse and bullying and to combat reoffending or the repetition of the abuse suffered in prison on release.

November 2005 Peru

The International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) participated in the Second World Congress on Child and Adolescent Rights, entitled "Citizenship from Childhood and Adolescence: Demanding Childrens and Teenagers' rights" which took place in Lima (Peru).

Having consolidated children and adolescents as persons holding their own rights at the First Congress, during the Second World Congress the main subject was to think about citizenship in childhood and adolescence.

November 2005 Spain

The International Juvenile Justice Observatory is pleased to announce that it has been honoured by the jury of the Community of Madrid's 9th Childhood Awards 2005, receiving a 'Special Mention in Media Communication', for being an innovative project with international repercussions, and for its work in awareness-raising, promotion and defence of the Rights of Children and Adolescnets in the world.

October 2005
European Opinion

Opinion Proposal: "The prevention of juvenile delinquency. Ways of dealing with juvenile delinquency and the role of the juvenile justice system in the European Union".

The International Juvenile Justice Observatory submitted an Opinion Proposal entitled "The Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency" to the European Economic and Social Committee, on the initiative of Mr. José Maria Zufiaur, President of the Latin America Follow-up Committee and Adviser to the European Economic and Social Committee.

According to the Recommendation of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers of September 24th, 2003, juvenile delinquency has become a subject of great concern in the majority of European countries. This Recommendation also highlights the need to set up new responses and intervention methods on a European scale, giving more importance to multidisciplinary coordination with the institutions envolved. Considering the principles of the Recommendation, the main aims of the proposed Opinion are: to promote the homogenization of a common policy for the prevention of juvenile delinquency and to work out a series of guidelines of good practices allowing common action lines and criteria to be established in Europe.

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  • Head Office: Rue Armand Campenhout, nº 72 bte 10. 1050. Brussels. Belgium

    Phone: 00 32 262 988 90. Fax: 00 32 262 988 99. oijj@oijj.org

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