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Tuesday 21st of November 2017


The prevention of juvenile radicalisation
Implementing Restorative Justice with Child Victims
Strengthening Juvenile Justice Systems in the counter-terrorism context
Improving Juvenile Justice Systems in Europe: Training for Professionals
AWAY. Alternative Ways to Address Youth
Advancing Defence Rights for Children
Child-Friendly JT
FACT FOR MINORS. Fostering Alternative Care for Troubled Minors
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Dr Wendy O’Brien is a criminologist with research expertise on violence against children, children's rights, and children's access to justice. With a sustained focus on the legal and therapeutic responses to children in conflict with the law, Wendy’s research comprises both legal scholarship and research on the practical...



The International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) is a Belgian Foundation of Public Interest based in Brussels. Since 2002, the IJJO has worked for the rights of children and adolescents at risk of social exclusion, especially those in conflict with the law or caught in the cycles of violence and juvenile delinquency. The main objective of the Observatory is to advocate for juvenile justice that is fair and without borders.

Established in order to create a space for development, service provision and shared knowledge, the IJJO promotes and encourages the improvement of juvenile justice systems and policies, the implementation of international standards, the strengthening of professional competence in the field, and the exchange of innovative good practices Read more...

What we do

11th European Forum on the rights of the child discusses children deprived of liberty and alternatives to detention
The annual European Forum organised by the European Commission took place on the 7th – 8th of November 2017 in Brussels to discuss children deprived of their liberty and alternatives to detention. The Forum gathered various organisations, practitioners, academics and EU...
‘Implementing Restorative Justice with Child Victims’ project: 3rd field visit and international training seminar take place in Belgium
The third study visit of the IJJO-led project ‘Implementing Restorative Justice with Child Victims’, co-funded by the DAPHNE Programme of the European Union, took place on the 6th and 7th of November in Leuven, Belgium. This third field visit was organised by the...
Estonian judicial authorities visit Spain to study juvenile justice institutions in the province of Castellón
The Juvenile Prosecution Service in Castellón de la Plana (Spain) organised a study visit for a delegation of Estonian judiciary authority members from the 23rd to the 27th October, to allow them to familiarise themselves with various juvenile justice institutions in the...

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