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Wednesday 3rd of June 2020

IJJO Activities

International Forum of Good Practices of Youth Crime Prevention

abril 2013 - abril 2013 Colombia - South America Adolescent, Crime, Delinquency, Good practices, Justice, Juvenile, Prevention, Violence


In the axis of Citizen Security of the Eurosocial II program led by French Expertise Internationale in Paris - FEI (coordinating partner) and the International Juvenile Justice Observatory in Brussels - OIJJ (Operating Partner), works in connection with the coordination of actors in Public Safety with special emphasis on youth violence prevention. One of the participant countries in this axis is Colombia, who has expressed a demand to the development of effective measures for the prevention of juvenile delinquency in the country. The national representative of the program for this action is the National Planning Department (DNP) and the national political leader is the Ministry of Justice and Law.

The aim of the program Eurosocial II is to assists technically and methodologically to the building of inputs needed for the design of a National Policy for the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency in Colombia. This policy derives expressly from the Article No. 95 of Law No. 1453 of Public Safety. This new policy will help to strengthen inter-agency strategies to prevent youth crime in the country and to advance its reduction. Finally, new policy will be also complemented with other social policies and national and local plans that cater to the demands of the national youth population in Colombia

In this context it provides the realization of the International Forum, for which it has also had the important support of the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare - ICBF (national headquarters) and the German Agency for International Cooperation GIZ in Colombia. This scenario will join national efforts of a previous process of identifying good practices at the country level and will be socialized during the Forum. These best practices represent an important input for the construction of a National Policy for the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency in Colombia. Both, the current political and institutional commitment in Colombia as its responsiveness, are still the most suitable for the design of a coherent and effective national policy that is linked to the experiences of national, regional, and international actors, and the evidence of efficacy in prevention of youth crime.


Main objective:

Provide a technical and high-level exchange of successful experiences from government, academic field and the regional and international best practices coming from Europe and Latin America on the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency in order to contribute to the design and formulation of the National Policy for the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency in Colombia.

Specific objectives:

Strengthening the institutional capacity of the public administration in building Colombian National Policy on Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency good practices from international, regional and national, and scientific evidence about what works effectively to prevent juvenile delinquency.

Analyze the problem of juvenile delinquency in Colombia in terms of coverage and quality of the institutional offer available nationwide in juvenile delinquency prevention and successful experiences developed in the country.

Discuss the various problems of juvenile delinquency and effective institutional response of the government responsible for their approach, European and Latin American level, and reflect on their adaptability to the situation in Colombia.

Stress to the responsible actors the importance of a joint effort in preventing the juvenile delinquency.

Exchange and strengthen continuous learning among countries of Latin America and Europe

  • International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO). Belgian Public Utility Foundation

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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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