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Saturday 23rd of November 2019

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MHYO

Advocacy

By making the voice of professionals, experts and stakeholders on the issue of young offenders with mental health problems echo in the international agenda, the IJJO promotes and develops several advocacy activities to further improve the situation of these youngsters. These are some of the advocacy activities:

 

MHYO IJJO Recommendations

The IJJO believes that the most effective national advocacy programmes must be multi-agency. Collaboration between the health and the justice sector are crucial in safeguarding young offenders with mental health problems. It is anticipated that NGOs, universities, and the public administration of each country will work together during this process. This is the most important part of any advocacy campaign. It is hoped that through a multi-agency campaign involving all levels of civil society, a common understanding of the needs of young offenders with mental health problems, illnesses and disorders, will be reached and their rights upheld.

In order to effectively advice countries on the best policies to adapt with regard to young offenders with mental health problems, illnesses and disorders, the following recommendations have been devised.

 

MENTAL HEALTH AND YOUNG OFFENDERS (MHYO)

Download MHYO IJJO Recommendations

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DAPHNE III Programme
The European Comparative Analysis and Transfer of Knowledge
on Mental Health Resources for Young Offenders (MHYO)

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  • Head Office: Rue Mercelis, nº 50. 1050. Brussels. Belgium

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