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Saturday 14th of December 2019

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January 2011 - January 2013 - European Union Custody, Violence

Through this innovative European Programme it is aimed to make progresses towards ending violence against children and young people in custody through the Analysis the extent of domestic and European law, policy and practice on protecting children in custody from violence comply with international law. In addition to this, the Investigation of children’s experiences and views empowers children with experience of custody to campaign for change. Raise awareness among child custodial workforce and decision makers of extent of legal compliance and children’s experiences and views. All in all, it is highly relevant to influence child custodial workforce and decision makers to make changes in order to end violence against children in custody. The IJJO role participation is focused on the promotion and guidance on international and European obligations related to violence in child custody through the conduction of a European level desk-based study and Campaign Report dissemination.

November 2010 - December 2012 - European Union Detention, Justice, Juvenile

This investigation draws on a range of previous research and studies, without which it would not have been possible to identify indicators that are valid across Europe. In addition to this, the strong commitment of all EU institutions and Member States to promote, protect and fulfil the rights of the child in all relevant EU policies and to turn it into concrete results is a key element to reaffirm our commitment with the development of a coherent approach through the juvenile justice indicators.

June 2012 - October 2012 Paraguay - National Gender, Juvenile, Rights

In order to promote the paradigm of comprehensive protection of minors deprived of their liberty, through this initiative, we intend to improve the services and mechanisms of Juvenile Justice in Paraguay, mainly in the field of prevention and effective application of legislation. This project involves the creation of a multidisciplinary team which, on a rotating basis, follows a comprehensive approach with minors in the reform centers of the country, given the profound shortcomings in these institutions. This team is responsible for providing legal, medical-psychiatric and psychosocial aid to the minors, ensuring their rights and contributing to their harmonious development and social reintegration. Furthermore, this team is also responsible for providing care and training to workers and directors of the centers, thereby reinforcing the educational intervention practices. The centers involved in the project – two of reform and three of protection, are attached to the Ministry of Justice and Labor. The experience gained in the project will be revealed in an Ibero-American Conference on Juvenile Justice with the participation of experts from different countries, in which also will be announced the results and conclusions of the project.

October 2010 - February 2012 El Salvador - National Education, Juvenile, Rights

The main objective of the project “Support the Municipality of La Unión in the creation and development of public policies and care services for children and youth” is improve the living conditions and the integral development of children, adolescents and young people in risk and/or social exclusion in El Salvador. In order to generate such conditions, the project aims to support the Municipality of La Unión (Department of La Unión) through policies and public services oriented to the attention of this target group. Therefore is required a direct attention to children, adolescents and youth through the implementation of a series of educative, formative, entertainment/leisure events and social activities. Further, it will be created a Child Development Center (CDC) as an educational space responsible for the care of children between 0 and 6 years which will develop a program of varied activities for children and youth: Program of psychosocial skills, playful, youth support, social organization and community youth. In addition, it will be implemented a Family Orientation Program aimed at the parents of the target group. Alongside it will promote the institutional strengthening of the Municipality through a public policy specifically aimed at people under 25, as the basis of the Municipality actuation in relation to the target group. This policy will arise from the perspective of gender and will encourage the participation of the beneficiaries and the civil society. Finally, the professionals of the Municipality who work in the area of social care will be provided with training to improve the care of children and youth. The Municipality will undertake to develop the above policies and to include within the municipal budget the maintenance costs of the CDC.

December 2009 - December 2011 - European Union Health, Mental, Offenders

The European Comparative Analysis and Transfer of Knowledge on Mental Health Resources for Young Offenders (MHYO) is an innovative and sustainable project aimed at sharing knowledge and expertise in the field of young offenders with mental health (MH) issues. Therefore, The European Commission’s Directorate General for Justice, Liberty and Security has supported the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) since the end of 2009 in the development, follow up and the leading action of the present project for analysis and comparison between European organisations that share an interest in the current situation of child and young offenders with mental health problems in Europe.
European Union Member States have to face similar issues when dealing with health, social, and justice institutions. The project aims to bring about innovative mechanisms for implementing a change and convergence, which foster all young offenders’ institutions and judicial services across the EU. There is a specific need for local, regional and national mental health institutions within the juvenile justice system in terms of MH resources for young offenders, as well as, mutual cooperation between bodies and agents with common responsibilities.

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