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Improving juvenile justice systems in Europe: Training for professionals

Prof. Ton Liefaard and dr. Stephanie Rap (together with Apollonia Bolscher LL.M.) are involved in developing a training Toolkit and Manual for the project Improving Juvenile Justice Systems in Europe: Training for Professionals (JUST/2013/FRC/AG).

The project, elaborated by the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO), intends to provide information, knowledge and training to juvenile justice national authorities and staff working with juvenile offenders at a European level, in order to promote a better implementation of international standards concerning children in conflict with the law. Partner organisations from 12 different European countries are involved.

Prof. Ton Liefaard and dr. Stephanie Rap were involved as trainers in the Training of trainers on the implementation of the Toolkit and Manual on national level, held in Brussels from 25 to 27 January 2016. On the last day prof. Liefaard gave a talk on the main concepts of alternatives to juvenile detention at the European Parliament. To mark the entry into force of the EU Directive on procedural safeguards for children suspected or accused in criminal proceedings Ms. Caterina Chinnici – European Parliament Member and Special Rapporteur on the Proposal Directive – was present as well. 

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