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Wednesday 23rd of August 2017

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Dr. Francisco Legaz-Cervantes


Managing body

Raquel Jiménez Martos

Raquel Jiménez Martos has a degree in Psychology from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (Spain), and a postgraduate degree in Social Wellbeing and Inequalities from the University of Alicante, with a specialisation in children and youth at social risk.

Since 2004, she has acquired extensive experience working with young people at risk, coordinating and developing prevention and intervention programs in different institutions and NGOs.

As of 2012, she has focused her work on the technical supervision of projects meant for young people in conflict with the law, working in Spain as well as in England. Furthermore, she has participated in the development of various juvenile justice research projects at both national and international levels, which took form as published articles, books and technical reports regarding topics such as recidivism, restorative justice, and intervention programs.

In 2016 she became part of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory’s team, as Project and Research Director.


Adélaïde Vanhove
Policy Officer on European Affairs

After a Masters in Anthropology and Latin American Studies at the University Paris III Sorbonne, Adélaïde Vanhove followed a specialization in Development Studies and International Cooperation at the University Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne.

She began her professional career as a consultant on projects for socio-economic development (tourism,ecotourism and handicrafts) in France, Portugal, Colombia and Argentina.

From 2000 to 2004, she worked at the European Forum for Urban Safety in Paris first as an assistant, and subsequently as European project manager and coordinator of the network of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American cities.

In 2005, she joined the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (ICPC) in Montreal (Canada) as an analyst responsible for Latin-American projects and policies.

In 2007, she moved to Portugal where she worked as a consultant for the ICPC for the development of European projects.

Since 2013, Adélaïde Vanhove has worked for the International Juvenile Justice Observatory, where she is Policy Officer for European Affairs and responsible for the coordination of the European Council for Juvenile Justice.


Dr. María Teresa Pérez
Coordinator of the Institutional Relations Department

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.


Alfonso Andreo
Communications and Translation Coordinator

Alfonso Andreo works in the area of communications in the IJJO. He is responsible for coordinating and editing the content and design of the information which is published and disseminated both online and in print.

Alfonso also coordinates and edits the translations which are carried out between Spanish, English and French, the three official languages of the Observatory.

He has worked in the press, in television and in corporate and events marketing and communications, working on projects for brands such as Google and Coca Cola, in both Spanish and English speaking countries, and it is thanks to this background that Alfonso brings a creative and global vision when coordinating the different areas on which the Observatory provides information.

Alfonso has a degree in Journalism and Philology and has obtained three Master’s degrees in Communications.


Javier Miras
Finance Manager

Javier Miras graduated in Economics and has a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Murcia (Spain), as well as a post-graduate specialised degree in Financial Control from the Miguel de Cervantes European University of Valladolid (Spain).

Following diverse professional experiences in the field of social economy and the promotion of business internationalisation, he started working for the IJJO in 2015 as a finance and human resources manager.

His responsibilities include the coordination of the financial and human resources team, budget elaboration and project management. Likewise, he is in charge of handling relations with funding bodies, among which figures the European Commission.

His educational background, along with his international orientation, has allowed him to work with entities from Belgium, Czech Republic or Germany, among others. He has also worked with renowned entities such as Santander Bank and the Spanish Confederation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, promoting the business internationalisation of small sized enterprises.


Mario Muñoz Anguita
Project Manager

Mr. Muñoz is a graduate in Criminology from the European University of Madrid (Spain), and has a Masters in Analysis and Criminal Investigation from the Autonomous University of Madrid, as well as a postgraduate degree in Private Security Management from the European University of Madrid.

In his professional career, he has collaborated with prestigious organisations and institutions, such as the Agency for the Re-education and Reinsertion of Juvenile Offenders (ARRMI) of the Autonomous Region of Madrid, the University of Baltimore School of Law (USA), the Criminal Behaviour Analysis Department of the Civil Guard (Spain), and the 40th Court of Instruction of Madrid.

The multidisciplinary nature of his background in Criminology provides a comprehensive and inclusive perspective in diverse fields such as Law, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Forensic Science or Victimology. Mr. Muñoz is an expert in the causes for deviance and crime, as well as in their prevention and treatment, specialising in intervention methods and strategies oriented towards the re-education and reinsertion of offenders.

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