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The Fifth Biennial Conference of IJJO. Criminality or Social Exclusion? - Justice for Children in a Divided World


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Monday, 5th November 2012

  • 15:00 - 17:00


Tuesday, 6th November 2012

  • Opening Ceremony

    Chaired by: Mr. Cedric Foussard. Director of International Affairs, International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO). Belgium.

    Dr. Francisco Legaz. President of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) and Chair of the Executive Committee of the 5th IJJO International Conference. Belgium.

    "Dr. Francisco Legaz: Inaugural Speech. 5th IJJO International Conference. London 2012."

    Prof. Dr. Jaap E. Doek.Former President UN Committee on Rights of the Child. Netherlands.

    Mr. John Drew. Chief Executive. Youth Justice Board for England and Wales. United Kingdom.

    "The Youth Justice System in England and Wales – Overview and Performance"

  • 09:15 - 10:30

    Plenary Session I

    Theme 1: “A world in crisis: consequences on youth social exclusion and offending”

    Chaired by: Ms. Cristina Goñi. Secretary General, International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO). Belgium.

    Hon. Mr. Chuka Ummuna MP. Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. United Kingdom.

    "Bridging the Gap: The Role of National Government in the social and economic inclusion of marginalised young people"

    Ms. Marta Santos Pais. Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children. United States.

    Statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children.

    Ms. Maud de Boer – Buquicchio. Former Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe. France

    "Violence in Europe: are our children the scapegoats or the heroes of the 21st century?"

  • 10:30 - 11:00

    Coffee break

  • 11:00 - 12:30

    Simultaneous Workshop Session I

    Preventing and Diverting Children and young people from offending

    Day Topic: 'Making prevention work: results in juvenile crime prevention'

    WS1. Diversion and alternative measures: international practices (EN)

    Chaired by: Dra. Ruth Farrugia. Senior Lecturer, University of Malta. Malta.

    Mr. Chris Graveson. Juvenile Justice Advisor. New Zealand.

    "Preventing and Diverting Children and young people from offending"

    Prof. Carolyn Hamilton. Director of Professional Practice, Research and International, Coram Children’s Legal Centre. United Kingdom.

    "Diversion, rehabilitation and reintegration – comparative experiences from the field"

    Ms. Alison Hannah. Executive Director PRI International. United Kingdom.

    Executive Director PRI International. United Kingdom.

    WS2. Practices involving Peer, School and Family: Fostering multidisciplinary perspectives to prevent re-offending (EN - ES)

    Chaired by: Prof. Kevin Haines. Professor of Criminology and Youth Justice. Director, Centre for Criminal Justice & Criminology. Head of Department of Criminology. University of Swansea. United Kingdom.

    Ms. Natalia Bruges Lomanto. Researcher, Research Center for coexistence and citizen security, Disctrict government Secretariat. University Colombia. Colombia.

    "Context of risk children and adolescents in urban settings: the case of Bogotá D.C."

    Mr. Emilio Fernández. Director C.I.M.I. EL LIMONAR. Fundación Diagrama. Intervención Psicosocial. Spain.

    "Holistic Integration for the filio-parental violence"

    Ms. Ángela Barrios. Senior Lecturer, Department of Developmental & Educational Psychology. Faculty of Psychology & Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Spain.

    "Implementation of a peer support programme in centers where minor offenders are confined by juvenile justice system"

    Mr. Jorge Alvarez. National Youth Service. Ministry of Justice. Chile.

    "Model and measure of recidivism of adolescents and young offenders"

    WS3. Health and Youth justice: effective coordination and good practice recommendations (EN)

    Chaired by: Ms. Agustina Ramos. Coordinator MHYO Program, International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO). Belgium.

    Mr. Andy Bell. The Deputy Chief Executive Children and Young People Programme. Centre for Mental Health. United Kingdom.

    "Lessons from youth point-of-arrest health liaison and diversion pathfinders in England"

    Mr. Kris Christmann. Research Fellow Applied Criminology Centre Department of Behavioural Sciences. Human & Health Research. United Kingdom.

    "Emerging findings from the COPING Project 2012"

    Ms. Marianne Moore. Expert Justice Studio Ltd. United Kingdom.

    "IJJO Mental Health Resources for young offenders Volume II: MHYO Manual for Improving professional knowledge, skills and developing an advocacy programme"

    WS4. Youth Justice and Juvenile Crime prevention in Africa: Developing and supporting integrative action lines (EN - FR)

    Chaired by: Ms. Sonia Zdorovtzoff. Policy Officer European Affairs. International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO). Belgium.

    Presentation of the documentary " '10' on children in Prison in Africa"

    Mr. David Mugawe.Executive Director. The African Child Policy Forum. Ethiopia.

    "Good Policy and Practice Initiatives for Child Justice in Africa"

    Mr. Benoit Van Keirsbilck. President DNI International. Belgium.

    "CFJ Guidelines as a tool to improve justice for children"

    Mr. Abdul Manaff Kemokai. Director of DCI Sierra Leone and also Vice-President for DCI in Africa. Sierra Leone.

    "Guidelines on action for child friendly justice system in Africa"

  • 12:30 - 13:30


  • 13:30 - 15:00

    Simultaneous Workshop Session II

    Community-based programmes and cost-avoidance strategies: key factor for promoting social inclusion

    Day Topic: 'Making prevention work: results in juvenile crime prevention'

    WS5. Social inclusion and crime reduction: community responses to foster Integration (EN - ES)

    Chaired by: Mr. Mike Stewart. Director. European Offender Employment Forum. United Kingdom.

    Prof. Dr. Ton Liefaard. Professor of Children’s Rights. Leiden University, Law School. Netherlands.

    "Adolescents in transition from juvenile justice to adult criminal justice: included or excluded?"

    Dra. Claudia Reyes. School of social Work. Pontificia University of Chile. Chile.

    ""What do the Chilean female juvenile commit crimes and how does the criminal justice system increase their social exclusion?""

    Dra. Karyna Batista Sposato. JJ Consultant UNICEF Brasil. Brasil.

    "The Brazilian experience in action no custodial teen in conflict with the criminal law"

    WS6. Youth mentoring and youth friendly initiatives (EN)

    Chaired by: Ms. Koulla Yiasouma. Director. Include Youth. United Kingdom.

    Ms. Chiara Marin. Youth Work Organiser, St. Teresa's Youth Club (Edinburgh). United Kingdom.

    "Investigating the contribution of youth work in the social reintegration of young offenders"

    Dr. Ian Millward, Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Winchester and Ms. Linda Lawrence, Founder and Director Kids Count. United Kingdom.

    Why do young people join gangs? A psychologist's view.

    "Contributions to International Youth Friendly Justice: Two reports from across The Pond"

    Mr. Michael Anthony Brown. Project Developer. Interventions4life. United Kingdom.

    "My GANGG - Violence Prevention Youth Project / Peer Lead Intervention"

    WS7. Youth Justice and cost-avoidance: an impossible equation? (EN - FR)

    Chaired by: Ms. Veronica Yates. Director of CRIN, the Children’s Rights International Network. United Kingdom.

    Prof. Dr. Shay Bilchik. Director of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute. United States.

    Ms. Wansley Walters. Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. United States.

    "Improving the Operation of Juvenile Justice Systems – A Roadmap to the Future"

    Prof. Dr. Federico Perali. Department of Economics University of Verona. Italy.

    "Costs of pathways for young offenders in the juvenile justice system. Analysis of cost efficiency and efficacy of Juvenile Justice interventions"

    Ms. Elizabeth Clarke. Illinois Juvenile Justice Initiative. United States.

    "Shifting Away from Incarceration: Fiscal Realignment Strategies to End the Mass Incarceration of Youth in the United States"

    WS8. Promoting Juvenile justice in the Asia-Pacific Region: IJJO Recommendations and Awareness-raising strategies (EN)

    Chaired by: Dra. María Teresa Pérez. Institutional Relations Department. IJJO. Belgium.

    Mr. Tawatchai Thaikyo. Deputy Permanent Secretaries for Justice, Ministry of Justice. Thailand.

    "Promoting Juvenile Justice in the Asia-Pacific Region: Roles of Thailand"

    Dra. Kattiya Ratanadilok. Chief of Research & Development. Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection. Thailand.

    "Thailand Juvenile Justice Reform Project"

    Ms. Alice McGrath. Lawyer for children and international advisor. Capacity Building, Law Reform, Policy and Advocacy, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation. Australia.

    "Asia Pacific Juvenile Justice Council – A Voice for the Future"

  • 15:00 - 15:30

    Coffee break

  • 15:30 - 17:00

    Simultaneous Workshop Session III

    Policy Reform and improvements in juvenile justice systems

    Day Topic: 'Making prevention work: results in juvenile crime prevention'

    WS9. Policy Development for Socially Excluded Children and Young People in Trouble (EN - FR)

    Chaired by: Ms. Anna D. Tomasi. Advocacy. Defence for Children International- International Secretariat. Switzerland.

    Dra. Athanasia Antonopoulou. Associate Secretary of K.E.S.A.TH.E.A. PhD of Criminology & Crime Policy. Greece.

    Positive policies for vulnerable groups of juveniles during the economic crisis of Greece.

    "The Central Scientific Council for the Prevention of and Response to Juvenile Victimization and Juvenile Criminality (KESATHEA): an effort towards the formation of positive policies for vulnerable juveniles in Greece"

    Ms. Elizabeth P. Ryan. President & CEO. Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ). United States.

    "Youth in the Adult Criminal Justice System"

    Prof. Christopher Fox. Professor of Evaluation at Manchester Metropolitan University and Director of PERU Manchester Metropolitan. United Kingdom.

    "The rehabilitation revolution: new approaches to commissioning criminal justice services in the UK"

    WS10. Reforming Juvenile Justice in Europe – The Role of Restorative Justice (EN - ES)

    Chaired by: Dra. Ineke Pruin. Research associate at the Greifswalder Department of Criminology. University of Heidelberg. Germany.

    Prof. Dr. Frieder Dünkel.Head of Department of Criminology. University of Greifswald and Chair of the IJJO Scientific Committee. Germany.

    "An Introduction to and Overview of Juvenile Justice Systems in Europe"

    Mr. Andrea Parosanu, Mediator and mediator trainer in Germany and Romania and Mr. Philip Horsfield, Co-coordinator of the department’s EU-funded project “Restorative Justice in Penal Matters in Europe”.University of Greifswald. Germany.

    "Restorative Justice in the Juvenile Justice Systems of Central and Eastern European Countries"

    Dr. András Csúri.Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg i. Br. Germany.

    "Against the European trend? Reasons for the infrequent application of RJ measures regarding juvenile offenders in Hungary."

    WS11. The child as victim and offender: Complementarities and synergies between care and juvenile justice systems(EN)

    Chaired by: Mr. Anthony Amaechi. International Team member. National Offender Management Service (NOMS). United Kingdom.

    Mr. Cristhovão Fonseca Gonçalves. Student of the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. Brasil.

    ""Incarceration - a social policy to combat drugs: a study about second codes in the trial of adolescents in conflict with the Law in Brazil"

    Mr. Steven Tjalsma. Researcher, Sexual Violence against Children. Netherlands.

    "The relation between digital and analogue sexual violence against children"

    Prof. Dr. Cyn Yamashiro. Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Center for juvenile law and policy. Los Angeles. United States.

    "Kids, Counsel and Costs: an Empirical Study of Indigent Defense Services in the Los Angeles Juvenile Delinquency Courts"

  • 17:00 - 18:30

    Juvenile Justice without Borders - International Award

    Juvenile Justice without Borders Award Ceremony


Wednesday, 7th November 2012

  • 09:00 - 10:30

    Plenary Session II

    Theme 2: “Inequality and Youth Violence in group: an urban challenge”

    Chaired by: Mr. Malcolm Stevens. International Juvenile Justice Observatory UK Commissioner. United Kingdom.

    Ms. Juliet Lyon. Director. Prison Reform Trust. United Kingdom.

    Out of trouble: Reducing child imprisonment in England and Wales"

    Prof. Dr. Tim Newburn. Professor of Criminology, The London School of Economics. United Kingdom.

    "Reading the 2011 Riots"

    Prof. Dr. John M. Hagedorn. rofessor, Criminology, Law & Justice, University of Illinois-Chicago. United States.

    "A World of Gangs"

    Prof. Dr. John Pitts. Vauxhall Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, University of Bedfordshire, & Chair of the IJJO Scientific Committee. United Kingdom.

    "Re-thinking Youth Justice for a Changing World"

  • 10:30 - 11:00

    Coffee break

  • 11:00 - 12:30

    Simultaneous Workshop Session IV

    Youth Violence and Urban areas: Expression of violence and innovative programs

    Day Topic: 'Preventing violence among young people in complex spatial dynamics'

    WS12. The impact of exposure to crime and violence on urban youth (EN - FR)

    Chaired by: Ms. Pam Hibbert.Independent Youth Justice Specialist. United Kingdom.

    Dra. Maria João Leote de Carvalho. CesNova – Centro de Estudos de Sociologia, FCSH – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.

    "Thinking about the spatial dynamics of social exclusion: children’s perceptions of place, violence and delinquency in public housing neighbourhoods in Portugal"

    Mr. Bernard De Vos. Delegado General. General Delegate. French Community for the Rights of the Child. Belgium.

    "Active citizenship against incivilities"

    Mr. Tim Bateman. Reader in Youth Justice, University of Bedfordshire. United Kingdom.

    "What drives child and youth incarceration?"

    WS13. Best practice: Gang Prevention and Desistance Interventions (EN - ES)

    Chaired by: Mr. Spike Cadman. Senior Policy Development. NACRO. United Kingdom.

    Ms. Marion Bennathan OBE. Life President. The Nurture Group Network. United Kingdom.

    "Family and School or Gangs and Delinquency – Alternative Safe Bases?"

    Ms. Rosa María Solis Rodríguez. Director of care for children and adolescents at risk and family violence. The attorney general's office of the state of Baja California. Mexico.

    New model of intervention without criminalization for children and adolescents at risk, used or engaged by criminal groups for the commission of crimes"

    Mr. Miguel Ángel Caballero Mariscal. Coordinator of Education programmes, Council and consultant of the governments of Panama, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru and Guatemala. Guatemala.

    Educational immersion in gangs: experiences with dogs and cold Tomb in Panama. Educational immersion with youngsters of the Mara Salvatrucha and M-13 in the Republic of Nicaragua. FRAMEWORK of intervention and concrete experiences"

    WS14. Organized crime and youth violence in group: an urban challenge? (EN)

    Chaired by: Ms. Sabrina Brutto. Pedagogist and Victim-Offender mediator. Project manager. Istituto Don Calabria. Italy.

    Dr. Niamh Hourigan. Head of Graduate Studies in Sociology, University College Cork. Ireland.

    "Criminal Responsibility, Juvenile Justice and Organized Crime in Ireland"

    Ms. Jessie Ben-Ami. Senior Trainer. Leap Confronting Conflict. United Kingdom.

    "Gang Membership - The costs and gains"

    Ms. Sabrina Brutto. Pedagogist and Victim-Offender mediator. Project manager. Istituto Don Calabria. Italy.

    "What works and what doesn’t work with juvenile gangs: key elements coming from a SWOT analysis - Project 'ITACA - Interaction of different subjects Towards A strategic Common Answer concerning juvenile gangs' (code JUST/2010/DAP3/AG/1370)"

    Ms. Laida Quijano. Pupil Parent Partnership Ltd. United Kingdom.

    WS15. Gangs in Europe: Some European experiences and examples (EN)

    Chaired by: Mr. Sebastian Sperber. Programme Manager. European Forum for Urban Security. France.

    Mr. Mick Hurley. Violent Crime Adviser. Greater Manchester Police. United Kingdom.

    ’Gunchester’ and after” - the multi agency response to violent crime in Manchester"

    Ms. Carlene Firmin. Professional Doctorate Student. University of Bedfordshire. United Kingdom.

    "Responding to violence and sexual exploitation of socially excluded young women"

    Dr. Juanjo Medina. Senior Lecturer in Criminology. School of Law, University of Manchester. United Kingdom.

    "The EUROGANG program of research: key findings and future directions"

  • 12:30 - 13:30


  • 13:30 - 15:00

    Plenary Session III

    Theme 3: “Young People, Criminality and Solidarity: The Implications for Change”

    Chaired by: Mr. David Mcguire. Chief Executive. Diagrama Foundation. United Kingdom.

    Mr. Marcelo Brignoni. Parliamentary Forum for Children and Member of the Organizing Committee of the 'V World Congress for the Rights of the children and adolescents'. Argentina.

    "Childhood, Adolescence and access to justice: International perspectives on the implementation of children rights. Commitments of the 5th World Congress for the Rights of Children and Adolescents"

    Mr. Han Kyun Kim. Associate Professor. Korean Institute of Criminology KIC. South Korea.

    "Reform of Juvenile Justice in Korea - Protective Dispositions for Juvenile Offenders"

    Ms. Dominique Attias. Lawyer. Member of the National Council of Barreaux, Head of the Legal minors group, Former member of the Council of order, Head of the Antenna minors, Delegate for actions for juvenile justice. France.

    "Young people, crime and solidarity: Implications for Change"

    "Every child has the right to have a lawyer"

  • 15:00 - 15:30


    Chaired by: Mr. Cedric Foussard. Director of International Affairs, International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO). Belgium.

    Prof. Dr. Frieder Dünkel.Head of Department of Criminology. University of Greifswald and Chair of the IJJO Scientific Committee. Germany.

  • 15:30 - 16:00

    Closing Ceremony

    Dr. Francisco Legaz. President of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) and Chair of the Executive Committee of the 5th IJJO International Conference. Belgium.

    Prof. Sir Albert Aynsley Green. Former Children’s Commissioner for England (2005 – 2010). United Kingdom.

    Mr. John Drew. Chief Executive. Youth Justice Board for England and Wales. United Kingdom.

  • 16:30 - 18:30

    Third Meeting of the European Council for Juvenile Justice

    Closed meeting

Thursday, 8th November, 2012

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