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Wednesday 20th of November 2019

IJJO Conference

IV Conferencia Internacional OIJJ - Desarrollo de sistemas de justicia juvenil integradores: Enfoques y metodologías en trastornos mentales y abuso de drogas

Committee

 
 

HONORARY COMMITTEE

Members of the Honorary Committee

Mr. Gianni Alemanno
Mayor of Rome
Italy

Ms. Maud Boer-Buquicchio
Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe
France

Mr. Bernard Boëton
Director of the Children’s Rights Department. Foundation Terre des Hommes
Switzerland

Mr. Elías Carranza
Director of the United Nations Latin American Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (ILANUD)
Costa Rica

Mr. Stefaan De Clerck
Minister of Justice
Belgium

Dr. Carol D. Goodheart
President of the American Psychological Association
United States

Ms. Imma Guerras Delgado
Human Rights Officer. Follow up to the UN Study on Violence against Children. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Switzerland

Ms. Alison Hannah
Executive Director of Penal Reform International
United Kingdom

Ms. Yanghee Lee
Chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of the Child
Switzerland

Mr. Juan Fernando López Aguilar
Chairman of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affaire of the European Parliament
France

Ms. Giorgia Meloni
Minister of Youth
Italy

Ms. Paula Miraglia
Director of International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC)
Canada

Ms. Eunice Muia Mbuvi
President of the African Juvenile Justice Observatory
Kenya

Mr. Rifat Odeh Kassis
Defence for Children International
Palestine

Mr. Eugenio Ravinet Muñoz
Executive Secretary. Iberoamerican Youth Organization
Spain

Mr. Eduardo Rezende Melo
Secretary General of the International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates
Brazil

Ms. Sylvie Rousteau
President of the European Juvenile Justice Observatory (EJJO). Youth Magistrate. Court of Nantes
Belgium

Mr. Mario Sepi
President of the Economic and Social Committee
Belgium

Mr. Eric Sottas
World Organisation against Torture Director
Switzerland

Mr. Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso
1st Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions
Belgium

Mr. Ronald Woodbridge
Chairman of the Latin American Juvenile Justice Observatory (LJJO)
Costa Rica

Mr. Jean Zermatten
Director of the International Institute of the Rights of the Child (IDE), Sion
Vice-Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
Switzerland

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Presidency of the Organizing Committee

Dr. Francisco Legaz President
Dr. Francisco Legaz Cervantes
Chairman. International Juvenile Justice Observatory
Belgium
Biography

Francisco Legaz Cervantes holds a doctorate in psychology from the University of Valencia (Spain), which allowed him over the course of his academic training to focus on his commitment to improve awareness within the field of educational Sciences, of Behaviour and Conduct. Therefore, as an undergraduate he studied philosophy and educational sciences at the University of Pontifica Comillas (Spain) and followed this later with a degree in Psychology from the Complutense University in Madrid (Spain).
Having continued with his studies and always pursuing further training, he became a Specialist in Clinical Psychology (Ministry of Education and Science in Spain), a Specialist in Forensic Psychology and Criminology (Pericial Corporativa – Spain) and an expert in Psychotherapy with Europsy Accreditation (European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations –EFPA). Likewise he is also member of the following international institutions American Psychological Association (APA), European Society of Criminology (ESC) and International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates (IAYFJM).
As a senior civil servant in the Spanish Public Administration, he began his professional career in various social intervention areas, with his concern for minors and young people in situations of risk or social exclusion being the central focus of his work over the past 25 years.
As a result of his firm commitment in favour of global juvenile justice without borders, he created in 2003 the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) as a channel through which to promote a worldwide juvenile justice that is subject to internationally recognised standards and rights in respect of minors and young people in conflict with the law.
As the founding Chairman of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO), he has promoted a wide range of initiatives and innovative approaches in the field of juvenile justice favouring the comprehensive development and inclusion of minors and young people at risk of social exclusion. In this context he has worked with closely with organisations and entities at international, state, regional and local level.
With an outstanding contribution in the field of research and training, he has coordinated and directed numerous training activities, scientific events and publications on a national and international level.

Dr. Alessandro Padovani Co-Chairman
Dr. Alessandro Padovani
Director. Istituto Don Calabria
Italy
Biography

Expert in the juvenile sector and University Professor. Judge by Juvenile Court in Venice and victim-offender mediator. Director of the head quartier of Don Calabria Institute in Verona. Coordinator in different activities and projects for prevention and rehabilitation of deviant minors (Europeans Programs: AGIS, Equal EC Initiative). Member of: the Magistrates Italian Association for Juvenile and Family; Groupement des Europeen des Magistrats pour la mediation (G.E.M.M.E.), France ; Mental Health, Law and Policy Institute, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada.

Members of the Organizing Committee

Sr. Cédric Foussard Mr. Cédric Foussard
Director. International Juvenile Justice Observatory
Belgium

Biography

Cédric Foussard qualified with a Degree in Public Management from the Institute of Political Studies of the University of Aix-en-Provence (France) and has a Master’s in International Relations from the Escuela Europea de Negocios (Spain).
He began his professional career in the field of communication as part of the French Diplomatic Corps in the United States and in Uruguay, later joining the European Research Institute in Birmingham (United Kingdom).
In 2005 he took over the leadership of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO), focusing on the promotion of a global approach to a juvenile justice without borders. In this capacity, he has coordinated different initiatives and projects with the goal of helping the development of a juvenile justice which is tailored to the parameters and minimum standards of international rules.
He has made a notable contribution to strengthening of the exchange of knowledge, experience and good practices, which is carried out by the International Juvenile Justice Observatory, playing an equally outstanding role in dialogue and collaboration with professionals, organizations, administrations, universities and international bodies involved in juvenile justice.

Sra. Sabrina Brutto Ms. Sabrina Brutto
Istituto Don Calabria
Italy

Biography

Project manager and victim-offender mediator. Referent for the international network of Don Calabria Institute (Verona). Researcher and planner for specific projects in juvenile criminal juvenile area, for different activities and prevention-rehabilitation programs in juvenile deviance. Coordinator of Equal EC Initiative and other European Programs: AGIS, DAPHNE, Prevention of and fight against crime, Europaid, INTI. Expert in the area of juvenile justice and in the issues connected: Tailored-individualized Project, social-working inclusion, restorative Justice.

Sra. Cristina Goñi Ms. Cristina Goñi
Director. European Juvenile Justice Observatory
Belgium

Biography

Cristina Goñi has a degree in Psychology from the University of Salamanca and a Master of Management in Nonprofits Organizations from Fundación Luis Vives and the National University of Distance Education (Madrid).
She has spent most of her career coordinating programs for adolescents and youth socially excluded by working with public and private entities in different regions of Spain. This experience has been developed mainly in the field of management and resource administration and multidisciplinary teams in the field of juvenile justice, protection, immigration, education and community intervention.
For two years she participated in Lisbon in the Program "Escolha", "Program for the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Social Integration" promoted by the Government of Portugal.
She is a member of the European Society of Criminology (ESC). She has participated in European projects and research, as well as organizing various events and meetings in the field of juvenile justice.
In August 2007 she began her collaboration with the International Juvenile Justice Observatory through participation in European projects, research and international events. In 2009 she assumed the leadership of the European Monitoring Centre for Juvenile Justice, from which contributes to the continuing improvement of juvenile justice in Europe, fostering collaboration between governments, universities and NGOs involved with it.

Sr. Ignacio Mayoral Mr. Ignacio Mayoral
Director. International School for Juvenile Justice
Belgium

Biography

Ignacio Mayoral is Law graduate and has a Master in Counselling and Family Mediation from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Spain). He has also obtained the Diploma in Advanced Studies in the same university. He develops his research in the field of Juvenile Justice through the following areas of study: child protection, juvenile justice, new forms of juvenile delinquency and the situation of foreign children. He has participated in several national and international research projects, publications and scientific outreach events.
His practice in the field of Juvenile Justice permits him to know the key elements of the answers given by the different models used by countries to address the unlawful behaviour of juveniles and youth.
He is member of the Santander Faculty of Law and Minors Board of Advisors at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Spain) and at the European Society of Criminology.
Ignacio Mayoral, as Director of the International School of Juvenile Justice, operates under the commitment of promoting the training of juvenile justice all over the world as a way to contribute to social development of countries.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Presidency of the Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Frieder Dünkel President
Prof. Dr. Frieder Dünkel
Professor in Criminology. University of Greifswald
Germany
Biography

Frieder Dünkel, born 1950 in Karlsruhe/Germany, studied law at the universities of Heidelberg and Freiburg/Germany.
His Ph. D. in 1979 dealt with an empirical research on the effectiveness of therapeutic treatment in prisons. From 1979 until 1992 he worked as a researcher at the Max-Plank-Institute of Foreign and International Penal Law, Criminological Unit, in Freiburg (with Prof. Günther Kaiser).
Since 1992 he teaches criminology, penology, juvenile justice, criminal procedure and criminal law at the University of Greifswald in the north-east of Germany.
He has widely published in these areas (until 31st August 2010: 33 books and 435 articles, publications in numerous language).
He has been a member of the Criminological Scientific Council of the Council of Europe 1998-2004, since 2001 as its president.
Since 1994 he has co-ordinated several Tempus-projects funded by the European Union. The subject of these projects was the reorganisation of law education in Sibirian law faculties, furthermore he co-ordinates Socrates exchange programmes with about 35 universities in Western and Eastern Europe and teaches as guest professor courses in German, English and French in several European universities.

Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Picotti Co-Chairman
Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Picotti
Professor of Criminal Law. Faculty of Law. University of Verona
Italia
Biography

Since 1995, Lorenzo Picotti has held the title of Professor of Criminal Law. He currently carries out this role at the University of Verona, where he also coordinates the Research Doctorate in “Business Law and Economy”, is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Faculty of Law, and chairs the university Privacy Commission. He is a member of various associations, including the Association Internationale de Droit Pénale (as a Member of the Scientific Committee and General Secretary of the Italian Group). After graduating in law from the University of Bologna, he entered the Bar at Verona, going on to teach criminal law at the universities of Bologna, Teramo and Trento. He has taken part in numerous international research projects.

Members of the Scientific Committee

Dr. Francisco LegazDr. Francisco Legaz Cervantes
Chairman. International Juvenile Justice Observatory
Belgium
Biography

Francisco Legaz Cervantes holds a doctorate in psychology from the University of Valencia (Spain), which allowed him over the course of his academic training to focus on his commitment to improve awareness within the field of educational Sciences, of Behaviour and Conduct. Therefore, as an undergraduate he studied philosophy and educational sciences at the University of Pontifica Comillas (Spain) and followed this later with a degree in Psychology from the Complutense University in Madrid (Spain).
Having continued with his studies and always pursuing further training, he became a Specialist in Clinical Psychology (Ministry of Education and Science in Spain), a Specialist in Forensic Psychology and Criminology (Pericial Corporativa – Spain) and an expert in Psychotherapy with Europsy Accreditation (European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations –EFPA). Likewise he is also member of the following international institutions American Psychological Association (APA), European Society of Criminology (ESC) and International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates (IAYFJM).
As a senior civil servant in the Spanish Public Administration, he began his professional career in various social intervention areas, with his concern for minors and young people in situations of risk or social exclusion being the central focus of his work over the past 25 years.
As a result of his firm commitment in favour of global juvenile justice without borders, he created in 2003 the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) as a channel through which to promote a worldwide juvenile justice that is subject to internationally recognised standards and rights in respect of minors and young people in conflict with the law.
As the founding Chairman of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO), he has promoted a wide range of initiatives and innovative approaches in the field of juvenile justice favouring the comprehensive development and inclusion of minors and young people at risk of social exclusion. In this context he has worked with closely with organisations and entities at international, state, regional and local level.
With an outstanding contribution in the field of research and training, he has coordinated and directed numerous training activities, scientific events and publications on a national and international level.

Prof. Dr. Marcelo Aebi Prof. Dr. Marcelo Aebi
Director of the European Society of Criminology
Switzerland

Biography

Alter studied law and became lawyer in Buenos Aires, he moved to Switzerland. Here, at the University of Lausanne, he did his postgraduate and his graduation as a doctor in criminology. In the same university he started his academic career as investigation assistant. Now, he is associate teacher there and at the University Autónoma of Barcelona.
The more important areas of his investigation include: juvenile delinquency, compared criminology, penal measures and sanctions, methodology of research and the relationship between drugs abuse and delinquency. At the same time, he is member of the European Sourcebook of Criminal justice. He is scientific expert of the Council of Europe, responsible for the Annual Penal Statistics Council of Europe- SPACE. He is, also, executive secretary of the European society of criminology.

Dr. Stefano Amore Dr. Stefano Amore
Magistrate, adviser for the International Activity on Policies for Youth. Ministry of Youth
Italy
Biography

He was born in 1963, at Rome. I this city, he made his doctor program in Law, with honors, at the Free University of Social studies (LUISS). After he had joined the judiciary bench, he worked with civil and penal issues in the “Tribunale di Potenza”, becoming later a deputy public prosecutor at the “Tribunale di Reggio”. Since 2001 he is in the Legislative Office of the Ministry of Justice: Currently he is Legal Advisor of the Ministry of Youth, to the international activity on the area.
He had worked with matters such cibercrime, high technology crime, offences against public administration, and environment crimes.

Dr. Celso Arango López Dr. Celso Arango López
Head of Psychiatry at the Hospital Gregorio Marañón. Adolescent Unit
Spain
Biography

He is head of the psychiatry section, at the “Gregorio Marañón”, on the adolescents unit. He has a PHD in medicine. More, he is associate professor at the University Complutense of Madrid and he is titular professor of psychiatry on the School of Medicine at the University of Maryland, EEUU.
In addition, he is adviser of the EMEA and AEM member of thee executive committee of the ECNPY. He is also adviser of the SIRS committee, and he is coordinate of the “European Child and Adolescent Neuropsychopharmacology Network”.

Dra. Katharina Beclin Dr. Katharina Beclin
Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology
Austria

Biography

She is assistant professor on the Institute for Criminal law and Criminology, at the University of Vienna. Her main researches are: empirical research and statistics relating to criminology, juvenile delinquency, gender studies within criminal law and criminology, especially sexual offences, stalking and domestic violence. She is one of the two national correspondents of Austria to the Organization of Sourcebook project.

Dr. Greg Berman Dr. Greg Berman
Director. Center for Court Innovation
United States

Biography

Greg Berman is the director of the Center for Court Innovation. Part of the founding team responsible for creating the Center, he has helped guide the organization from start-up to an annual budget of more than $17 million. He previously served as deputy director of the Center and as the lead planner for the Red Hook Community Justice Center. He is the co-author of Good Courts: The Case for Problem-Solving Justice (The New Press, 2005). He has contributed to several other books including Judicial Politics (CQ Press) and Resolving Family Conflicts (Ashgate). In addition, his written work has appeared in ABA Judges Journal (guest editor), Law and Policy, Judicature, New Statesman (UK), The Guardian (UK), National Law Journal, Justice System Journal, Court Review, American Criminal Law Review and other publications. Prior to joining the Center for Court Innovation, he created the New York Common Application, a universal form designed to expedite the foundation grant proposal process for community groups in the New York area. He has also worked in development (New IMrael Fund) and as a freelance journalist (Providence Journal). He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and a former Coro Fellow in Public Affairs.

Dr. Joseph J. Cocozza Dr. Joseph J. Cocozza
National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
United States

Biography

Dr. Joseph J. Cocozza is the Director of the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (NCMHJJ). The Center is located within Policy Research Associates, Inc., in Delmar, New York where he also serves as the Vice President for Research. Since joining PRA in 1990, he has worked on a number of projects including co-directing The National GAINS Center for People with Co-occurring Disorders in the Justice System and directing the Coordinating Center for the federally supported, Women and Violence Study for women with co-occurring disorders.
Dr. Cocozza, a leading national expert on juvenile justice/mental health issues, established the NCMHJJ in 2001 to foster the awareness of the mental health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system and to assist the field in developing improved policies and programs based on the best available research and practice. As Director of the NCMHJJ, Dr. Cocozza has overall responsibility for all NCMHJJ projects, including the Center’s participation in the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change initiative and the eight states Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network. Dr. Cocozza has also directed the Center’s National Policy Academies on Improving Services for Youth with Mental Health and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders Involved with the Juvenile Justice System, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. In addition, Dr. Cocozza served as the Principal Investigator for the Center’s multi-state study of the prevalence of mental health problems among justice-involved youth, which was supported by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Dr. Cocozza had held a number of policy-oriented research, academic and administrative positions over his career. He has served as Executive Director and Director of Research at the New York State Council on Children and Families where he worked with the Governor’s Office, legislators and state commissioners to develop major state initiatives aimed at promoting more effective and better integrated services, and with the New York State Office of Mental Health where he conducted research. Dr. Cocozza received his doctorate in Sociology in 1975 and has authored a number of professional publications and reports.

Prof. Dr. Dominique de Fraene Prof. Dr. Dominique de Fraene
President of The Criminology Institute University Libre of Brussels
Belgium

Biography

Dominique De Fraen is professor of criminology at the Université Libre of Brussels and director of the Criminological Research Center of the ULB. Specialist on juvenile delinquency, he is currently leading various empirical researches on quantitative measurement of these deviations (self-report studies), their qualitative changes over time (working on court records) as well as the social reaction (institutions of confinement, restorative justice, teaching practices of treatment).

Sr. Rosario De Luca Mr. Rosario De Luca
President of Consiglio Nazionale dell’Ordine - Consulenti del Lavoro (National Council of Order - Job Consultants)
Italy
Biography

Mr. Rosario De Luca is a Lawyer, President of Consiglio Nazionale dell’Ordine - Consulenti del Lavoro (National Council of Order - Job Consultants). Freelancer since 1981. From 1999 to 2005 member of the Scientific Committee in the Research Center of the National Council of Labour Counsellors. From 1999 to 2003 Mayor Auditor for the Regional Order of Journalists (Calabria). From 1996 to 2003 Coordinator Editorial of the Journal "Counselling and Society”. For several years (from 1991 to 1999 ) he has been President of the Regional Council of the joint union ANCL (National Association of Labour Counsellors) in Calabria. He is a contributor to Italia oggi and Il Sole 24 Ore. Author of the book “Comunicare le professioni”, June 2010.

Dr. Jaap E Doek Dr. Jaap E Doek
Emeritus professor of Law (Family and Juvenile Law) at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Former chairperson of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Netherlands
Biography

He is a professor of Family and Juvenile Law at the the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, since 2004. Currently he is a deputy justice in the Court of Appeal of Amsterdam and he has been a juvenile court judge in the district court of Alkmaar and the Hague from 1978 to 1985. Emphasize the facto of he has been a member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC), from 1999 to 2007, and a chairperson of that Committee, from 2001 to 2007. He is connected with many organizations. So he is, currently, the chairperson of Aflatoun, Child Savings International (since December 2006), an International NGO promoting Social and Financial Education for Children (Amsterdam) , a member of the Advisory Committee of the Innocenti Research Centre of UNICEF in Florence , a member of the Board of Trustees of the African Child Policy Forum (Ethiopia): He is also an advisor/consultant involved in among others activities of the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the UN on Children and Armed Conflict, the regional office of UNICEF for East and Southern Africa. And he was one of the funding members of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN).

Sr. Francisco Estrada Mr. Francisco Estrada
Director of the Minor’s National Service (SENAME)
Chile

Biography

He is a lawyer that took the functions of director of the SENAME on March of 2010. This service has the tasks of care about the vulnerable and on social risk children, of apply in a correct way the penal responsibility law to adolescents infrators, and make programs of reinsertion and rehabilitation of them.
He is taking a master’s Degree in Children and Adolescent Law at the University of Diego Portales. Between 2007/2008, he represented the Chile State on periodic presentations of informations at the Rights Committee of UNO. He also worked on the justice ministry from 2004 till 2008. He was the director of the foundation “Tierra de Esperança”, before assuming his current role as director of the SENAME.

Dr. Rafael Forcada Chapa Dr. Rafael Forcada Chapa
Psychiatrist of the educational and therapeutical center for youth offenders 'Pi I Margall'. Fundación Diagrama.
Region of Valencia. Spain
Biography

Doctor specialist in Psychiatry and Master in Drug Dependency, University of Valencia. Since 1989 he works in the field of treatment of addictive disorders. Since 2004, he works in therapeutic intervention in young offenders.

Dr. Vicente Garrido Genovés Dr. Vicente Garrido Genovés
Creativity Institute and Educative Innovations. University of Valencia
Spain
Biography

Vicente Garrido is professor of Pedagogy and Criminology at the University of Valencia. Throughout his career, he has been developing an important research work related to delinquency and violent personality. He is part of several editorial committees of Spanish and foreign reviews. He’s work on treatments programmes in Centres for Minors and Prisons has been a source of inspiration for many professionals in innovative areas of sexual and violent delinquency. He has also worked, as a consultant, for the security services in solving criminal cases, developing psychological profi les. Through his publications “Amores que matan” and “Cara a cara con el psicópata” he has oriented the interested public on violence against women, in particular on the aggressor characteristics, while highlighting prevention patterns to avoid getting involved in violent affective relations.
Among his latest publications, you can fi nd “Los hijos tiranos: el syndrome del emperador “ (2005). In this book, he develops howviolence comes up in childhood today, and how we can prevent this worrying tendency in our society. After this publication, he also published in 2007 “Antes que sea tarde:la prevención de la tiranía de los hijos”. His book “Criminology Principles” is a Manual consulted in many Universities in Spain and South America.
Vicente Garrido has worked as consultant for United Nations, developing the juvenile delinquency prevention programme. He holds the Cruz de San Raimundo de Peñafort, granted by the Ministry of Justice “for his contribution to a more human and efficient Justice”

Sr. Christopher Gowen Mr. Christopher Gowen
Responsible of the Juvenile at the American Bar Association
United States

Biography

He belongs to the senior staff Attorney of the American bar Association (ABA), on the Criminal Justice Section. He is one of the editors and writers of its newsletter section. He also belongs to the juvenile justice Committee. In this condition, he participates on several debates and conferences about juvenile justice.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Grisso Prof. Dr. Thomas Grisso
University of Massachusetts Medical School
United States

Biography

Thomas Grisso since 1987 works as a Professor at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he also performs the function of the Director of Psychology as well as of the Law and Psychiatry Program. He holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from University of Arizona and he has also been given the title of a honorary Doctor of Law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. T.Grisso is a professional member of the American Psychological Association and the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, and he is certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. His professional experience in the field of juvenile justice includes conducting clinical forensic assessment of criminal and juvenile cases, analysis of mental health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system or of risk of violence among adults and youth with mental disorders. Currently he has focused his research on the forensic mental health issues in juvenile justice, publishing and co-editing many books and articles. Recent books include Evaluating Juveniles’ Adjudicative Competence (2005), Double Jeopardy: Adolescent Offenders with Mental Disorders (2004), and Specialty Competencies in Forensic Psychology (2011).

Dr. Jürgen HillmerDr. Jürgen Hillmer
Senator for Justice and Constitution, Expert in Juvenile Justice land of Bremen
Germany

Biography

At pair of his career as senator, he is professor on the Law Faculty at the University of Bremen. He is coordinate of programs and relationships European. He also coordinates the Reintegration of ex offenders Community of Practice (ExoCop). This network has the objective of development and extension of a European learning network focused on the exchange, transfer and standardisation of expertise (knowledge, experiences, concepts, forms of organisations etc) amongst the participating Member States. The aim is the development of a joint strategy to improve the conditions necessary for the successful reintegration of ex-offenders at regional, national and European level.

Prof. Dr. Denis Köhler Prof. Dr. Denis Köhler
Dean of Studies Childhood Education and Master Social Work. Head of Studies Forensic Social Sciences. Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. SRH University of Applied Sciences Heidelberg.
Germany
Biography

Denis Köhler is a Professor of Psychology and has worked as a forensic psychologist in a juvenile prison and a clinic for child and adolescent psychiatry in Germany for several years. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and supervisor. Denis Köhler has published several international papers and books (in German) on personality, psychopathy, severe violent crimes, juvenile delinquency and mental disorders.

Dra. Ursula Kilkelly Dr. Ursula Kilkelly
Lecturer at the University College Cork, Faculty of Law. Chairperson of the Irish Penal Reform Trust and founder member of the Irish Youth Justice Alliance. Ireland
Biography

Ursula Kilkelly is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University College Cork in Ireland where she is co-director of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights. She is Director of the LLM (Criminal Justice) at on which she teaches Juvenile Justice. She has researched and published widely in the areas of children's rights and youth justice and is author of The Child and the European Convention on Human Rights (1999), Youth Justice in Ireland (2006) and Children’s Rights in Ireland: Law, Policy and Practice (2008). Her research in youth justice focuses on youth courts, detention and international standards in youth justice, and she has worked in these areas for the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr Thomas Hammarberg, among others. She was Chairperson of the Irish Penal Reform Trust from 2007-2010 and is a founding member of the Irish Youth Justice Alliance.

Sr. Clément Laporte Mr. Clément Laporte
Responsible, Expert’s Center of Juvenile delinquency, Juvenile Center of the Montréal University Institute
Canada
Biography

He has a PHD in criminology, being expert in juvenile delinquency. He had made interventions on the young centers of Montreal: And he had integrated the advice commission to the new young penal law, in Canada. Currently, he is director of the Expert center about juvenile delinquency (CEDJ) - Center of young’s Montreal – University Institute. Where, he developed an important work about gangs and delinquency.
He received the Tribute prize in 2009, from the Quebec Society of criminology.

Dr. Federico de Montalvo Jääskeläinen Dr. Federico de Montalvo Jääskeläinen
Member of the Santander Law and Minors Chair and Doctor in Constitutional Law at the University Pontificia de Comillas in Madrid
Spain
Biography

Mr. Federico de Montalvo Jääskeläinen holds a Phd in Law from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE). He has been Awarded special prize for best dissertation from the Faculty of Law. He is Specialist in Healthcare Law, Pharmaceutical Law, Constitutional Law, Civil Liability and Property and Insurance Law. Besides, he has been lecturer of Constitutional Law at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE) since 1997. Previously he was lecturer at the Universidad Carlos III and Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Escuela Ramon Carande). Director and lecturer on the course ‘Specialist in Healthcare Law’, at the Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Continuing Education, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), Madrid. He is a regular contributor to several publications specializing in Health Law (Diario Médico, Médico Interactivo, etc.). He has co-authored several books and articles on Health Law and Constitutional Law. Finally, he is a frequent speaker and panel member at National Conferences specialising in Medical and Health Issues.

Prof. Gary O'Reilly Prof. Gary O'Reilly
Dept of psychology, University College Dublin
Ireland

Biography

Gary O' Reilly is a senior lecturer at the UCD School of Psychology. He is also the deputy director of the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology. He has a part-time appointment as a principal clinical psychologist at the Children's University Hospital Temple Street, Dublin. He has developed a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook for children and adolescents which is available free-of-charge to people working in clinical settings. It can be accessed by e-mail request.
Please see www.juvenilementalhealthmatters.com for further details. He has co-edited a number of books including The Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Clinical Psychology Practice (2007) and The Handbook of Clinical Intervention with Young People who Sexually Abuse (2004).

Dra. Serenella Pesarin Dr. Serenella Pesarin
General Director. Department for Juvenile Justice. Ministry of Justice
Italy
Biography

Ms. Serenella Pesarin since 2007 held the position of General Director for the Implementation of Judicial measures at the Department for Juvenile Justice in Rome. Professor of General Psychology from 2007 to 2009 at the Libera Università Maria SS. Assumption - LUMSA - Rome. Professor at the University "Magna Graecia" of Catanzaro of Psychology and Education from 2001 to 2006. From 2002 to 2004 was Director of the Center for Juvenile Justice in Calabria and Basilicata. From 1999 to 2002 was the Director of two Penal Institutions for Minors (“Ferrante Aporti” of Turin and “Silvio Paternostro” of Catanzaro). She has held lectures, since 1990, at several Italian Universities within Master and Courses. She took part as rapporteur as expert in congresses, conferences and seminars at national and international level. She wrote many articles on the topic of: juvenile justice, unaccompanied minors, Roma children and street children.

Dra. Marie Rose Moro Dr. Marie Rose Moro
Professor in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Université Paris Descartes
France
Biography

Head of Service of the House of adolescents Cochin House Solenn (AP-HP) in Paris. Current head of the ethnopsychoanalysis and transcultural psychiatry in France.
She was born in Spain but it was in France that she done all her studies, and became psychiatrist of babies, children and teenagers. And she became psychoanalyst of the Psychoanalytical Society of Paris. Currently she is professor of psychiatry of children and teenagers at the University Descartes of Paris. At the same time, she is, since 2001, chief of the psychiatry services to children and teenagers at he Hospital of Avicenne. In addition, she is chief of service the Houses to teenagers in Cochin and Solenn: She also created one, in 2004-Casita.
Her main research topics are: the transcultural situation- the effects on babies, infants, adolescents and families; PTSD in babies, infants and adolescents; and parents-early infants interactions.

Dra. Eila S. Sailas Dr. Eila S. Sailas
Hospital for children and adolescents. Helsinki
Finland

Biography

As a medical doctor he published, in collaboration with an others authors, the books: Mental disorders in prison populations aged 15-21: national register study of two cohorts in Finland and The mortality of young offenders sentenced to prison and its association with psychiatric disorders: a register study.
The institution where he works, also known as STAKES, is an expert agency whose key functions are research, development and statistics. The STAKES field of research is the social welfare and health care: It provided information in many topics as: health services, social services, welfare policy, living conditions, childhood and family, disability, mental health, and alcohol and drugs.

Prof. Dr. Víctor Sancha Mata Prof. Dr. Víctor Sancha Mata
Chief of Juvenile Offenders Service. Ministry of Health and Social Policy in Spain. Director Magazine "Children, Youth and Law.". Spain
Biography

Psychologist of the Technical Penitentiary Institutions Unit.
Former director of the prison psychiatric hospital. Former Head of research department of the School for Prison Studies. Former Associate Professor, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Former deputy secretary of the board of the official school psychologists. Former Director of Programmes of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, former vice president of legal psychology section of the Official College of Psychologists.
Module Coordinator "psychology of crime" in legal psychology master UNED. Module Coordinator of Juvenile Offenders Under the expert university at risk of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Coordinator of postgraduate modules in the UCA (Argentina) Saarland (Germany), Forensic psychology (COP of Madrid).
Evaluator for the National Agency for prospectively. Teacher-coordinator of the School of Legal Studies. Visiting Professor, University of the Basque Country, Santiago de Compostela, Andalucía, Valencia, Coimbra, Center for Legal Studies (Generalitat de Catalunya), Institute of Criminology in Madrid, Spain.
Author of eight books on psychology of crime, prison psychology and psychology of young offenders and some sixty articles on the same topic.
Ex-director of the directory of legal psychology of the COP and "Prison Notebooks" association officials.

Prof. Dr. Francisco Tortosa Gil Prof. Dr. Francisco Tortosa Gil
Vice Chancellor for Academic Organization and Quality. Valencian International University. Director of the PRECOVIR Research Group. University of Valencia. Spain
Biography

Dr. Francisco Tortosa Gil is Professor of Basic Psychology, currently Vice Chancellor for Academic and Quality in the Valencian International University and Director of the PRECOVIR Research Group at the University Institute for Research in Traffic and Road Safety at the University of Valencia. He was also Vice President for University Outreach and Relations with the Society of the University of Valencia, of the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Valencia and Chairman of the Spanish Faculties of Psychology’s Dean Conference. He has directed over 40 research projects in national and European public announcements. He has directed more than 30 doctoral theses. He has chaired a dozen international conferences and has served on more than 40 scientific committees in national and international congresses. He has signed more than 150 articles in national and international journals, more than 30 books and over 100 book chapters. He has received awards from various entities. He is assessor of more than 30 prestigious journals and he is part of the scientific committee of more than 20 journals, both domestic and foreign. 

Dra. Anita Wilson Dr. Anita Wilson
Prison ethnographer, Director. European Prison Education Association (EPEA)
United Kingdom
Biography

She is professor and researcher on the Literacy Research Centre, and on the Linguistics Department, at the Lancaster University. She holds a PHD “Reading a Library - Writing a Book - The Significance of Literacies for the Prison Community'”, that she took on the same university. Recently, he finished a Spencer Post-Doctoral Fellowship (USA) which looked at how policy and practice impacts on the efficacy of prison education as it is 'lived out' on a day to day basis.
She is a prison ethnographer who has worked with people in prison for almost 20 years. And, who is the Chairperson of the Steering committee, at the EPEA. This NGO has as aim the promotion and develop of education and related activities in prisons throughout Europe in accordance with the recommendations of the Council of Europe.

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT

Members of the Conference Secretariat

Sra. Daniela Dos Santos Ms. Daniela Dos Santos
International Juvenile Justice Observatory
Belgium

Biography

Daniela Fazenda dos Santos holds a Degree in English Language Teaching and German from the University of Aveiro (Portugal), having obtained the qualification of Diploma of Advanced Studies from the University of Salamanca (Spain). At present she is carrying out her doctorial thesis in collaboration with the University of Salamanca’s K Sigma research group, on the subject of Educational Technology.
She has done coordination work on skills-recognition and validation courses for Portugal’s Institute of Employment and Vocational Training and has also carried out planning on projects for developing leadership competences in the European initiative EQUAL.
With the IJJO, she has commenced work on the management of European and international research projects, also collaborating in the development of the International School for Juvenile Justice.

Sr. Joaquín García de la Calle Mr. Joaquín García de la Calle
International Juvenile Justice Observatory
Belgium

Biography

Joaquín García holds a Degree in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca (Spain) and a Master’s in Information and Communications Technology Management from the Escuela de Organización Industrial (Spain).
He began his professional career as a programmer analyst in the new technologies sector, later joining the Salamanca Chamber of Commerce as head of the IT department. Since taking up his post at the International Juvenile Justice Observatory, he has carried out the administration, implementation, coordination and supervision of activities necessary for fully supporting and efficiently managing the IJJO’s information technology resources, thereby strengthening one of the organization’s key areas.

Sra. María Teresa Pérez Martín Ms. María Teresa Pérez Martín
International Juvenile Justice Observatory
Belgium

Biography

María Teresa Pérez Martín holds a Doctorate in Law from the University of Strasbourg (France) and a Master’s in European Law from the University of Salamanca (Spain). Her doctoral thesis was carried out in the framework of a European Union Marie Curie fellowship and was published in 2001.
In her professional career, highlights include her consultancy work for the United Nations and national and regional governments, her teaching work at the University of Strasbourg and her publications on European and international policies.
At the International Juvenile Justice Observatory, she promotes the IJJO’s relations with public administrations, non-governmental organizations, universities and international bodies involved in juvenile justice, with a view to strengthening the mission and objectives of the IJJO.

Sra. Agustina Ramos Gutiérrez Ms. Agustina Ramos Gutiérrez
International Juvenile Justice Observatory
Belgium

Biography

Agustina Ramos holds a Degree in Psychology from the University of Salamanca (Spain) and is a specialist in systemic and family therapy. She began her work in the field of intervention with minors in conflict with the law and in vulnerable situations in England. She has also been involved in social-skills programmes and social and labour integration programmes offered by penitentiary institutions.
At the International Juvenile Justice Observatory, she coordinates the management and production of resources and document collections, as well as contributing to the promotion of projects and information exchange between the experts and specialists connected to the IJJO.

Sra. Alessandra Minesso Ms. Alessandra Minesso
Istituto Don Calabria
Italy

Biography

Pedagogist, experiences as educator with minors and psychiatric adults. Teacher by EFS Course on the issue: “The work inclusion of person in situation of disease”.
Since 2006 works by Istituto don Calabria, Comunità San Benedetto first as educator by diurnal open centre targeted to minors aged between 6-12 years and then as project assistant at national and international level on the issue of minors’ guardianship and juvenile justice. 

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