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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.

Offenders - IJJO Events and Programmes

April 2012 Austria Abuse, Health, Justice, Mental, Minors, Offences, Offenders, Penal, Prevention

The IJJO organized jointly with UNODC in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Thailand a Side Event “Mental Health and Young Offenders: A challenge for the justice and the health system” in Vienna on the 27th of April 2012, during the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice 2012. Within the framework of the Mental Health and Young Offenders advocacy activities, the IJJO promotes and develops several advocacy actions. In this occasion, this MHYO Side event aims to raise awareness on the specific needs of vulnerable children with mental health problems, illnesses and disorders in the criminal justice system.

March 2012 Switzerland Health, Mental, Minors, Offenders

During the 19th Session of the Human Rights Council, the IJJO participated in the annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child, held in Geneva on the 8th of March. As a conclusion of the Mental Health Resources for Young Offenders (MHYO) Publications, the Observatory delivered an oral statement on the mental health situation of children deprived of their liberty as well as on pretrial detention, in collaboration with Open Society Justice Initiative and Penal Reform International.

March 2012 Germany Health, Mental, Offenders

By making the voice of professionals, experts and stakeholders on young offenders with mental health issues echo in the international agenda, the IJJO promotes and develops several advocacy activities to further bring this subject out which requires a holistic and integrated approach to ensure consistent and continuing care and treatment. In this sense, the last month of March 2012 in Berlin, the IJJO had the opportunity to eagerly participate during the 3rd Congress of the 'European Association for Forensic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychology' and present the results of the MHYO PROJECT – ‘European comparative analysis and transfer of knowledge on mental health resources for young offenders’. Moreover, the IJJO supports and welcome the initiative of the EFCAP to become an umbrella organization with worldwide members involve in the assessment and treatment of children and young people with mental health issues.

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

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