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Friday 27th of November 2015


Second Meeting NACJJ
Call for papers. Second Meeting APCJJ
CLEAR. Chlidren's Legal Education Adapted Resources
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Jeffrey A. Butts (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and an adjunct member of the doctoral faculty in the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Previously, he was a research fellow with Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, director of...



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.

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

6th IJJO International Conference
Juvenile Justice Without Borders International Award
First meeting of the IJJO led project ‘Improving Juvenile Justice Systems in Europe’
The first steering committee meeting for the project ‘Improving Juvenile Justice Systems in Europe: Training for Professionals’ was held in Brussels, Belgium, on the 7th and 8th of October.  The International Juvenile Justice Observatory leads this project, co-...
Presentation of the Public Policy on Restorative Juvenile Justice of Costa Rica and production of the operational guide for its implementation
On the 30th of September, 2015, the Ministry of Justice and Peace and the Judiciary of Costa Rica officially presented the Public Policy on Restorative Juvenile Justice in the Supreme Court of Justice. The policy is an outcome of the EUROsociAL II programme, financed by the...
Costa Rica’s Minister for Justice and Peace and the President of the IJJO sign an Interinstitutional Cooperation Agreement on the modernisation of the country’s juvenile justice system
The Minister for Justice and Peace of Costa Rica, Cecilia Sánchez Romero, and the President of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory, Francisco Legaz Cervantes, signed a Cooperation Agreement between their respective institutions in Madrid on the 20th of October...

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