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Second meeting of the ‘JODA’ project on juvenile offenders detention alternatives in Europe

Friday 10th of October 2014
IJJO Day by Day

On the 25th and 26th September 2014, the IJJO took part in the second transnational meeting of partners of the European project ‘JODA’ (Juvenile Offenders Detention Alternatives) which took place in Murcia, Spain. The aim of the project is to deliver knowledge and share the best practices among different European countries on alternatives to deprivation of liberty for young offenders. 


The ‘JODA’ project is led by the Istituto Don Calabria, Italy. The other European partners of the project, apart from the IJJO, are: Kesa- Crime Prevention Foundation (Estonia), Include Youth (Northern Ireland), Defence for Children (Netherlands), Fundación Diagrama (Spain).

On the morning of the 25th, the partners were accompanied by experts in the field of alternatives to deprivation of liberty from their respective countries, who explained their legal context and the alternatives to detention that apply in each case. This experience allowed the partners to gain a better understanding of the other countries’ realities and obtain a global perspective that will facilitate their work relations in the future. Afterwards, all partakers visited a cohabitation home, managed by Fundación Diagrama, where open-regime measures are applied.

The following day, an internal work meeting took place and the partners of the project determined the next actions to be taken. These involved the creation of an online course on the International School of Juvenile Justice’s e-learning platform, by 2015, and a Best Practice Handbook to be published at the end of the project, in February 2016.

This second transnational meeting in Murcia is part of a larger exchange pathway, and an additional meeting in Leiden is set for March 2015. Conclusions resulting from such exchange pathways will be gathered, analyzed and discussed further and will constitute the foundations for the design of the final toolkit. These events will have a European dimension that will be guaranteed by the contribution and participation of the IJJO; a co-beneficiary of the project.

The project partners and intervening experts are strongly convinced that detention must be the last resort for children and that all programmes should aim for the inclusion of young offenders in society.

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This initiative is funded by the Criminal Justice Programme of the European Union.

Funded by the Criminal Justice Programme of the European Union

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