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Tuesday 16th of October 2018

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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.


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.


Natalia García
Project Manager

Natalia García holds a Degree in Criminology from the University of Alicante (Spain), a Master’s in Methodology of Behavioural and Health Sciences from the National Distance Learning University (Spain) and a Doctorate in Criminology from the University of Murcia (Spain).

Since 2007, Natalia has accumulated wide research experience, developing and coordinating national and international research projects in various Criminology fields, such as juvenile delinquency, juvenile gangs, school bullying, cybercriminality and recidivism risk assessment, among others.

She has combined her research with academic work, teaching in various Spanish universities. Since 2014, her professional roles have been primarily linked to the field of juvenile justice, developing projects aimed at young people involved with the juvenile justice system.

She became part of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory team in 2017, taking on the role of Project Manager.

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