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2021 / 06 / 16

The IA-CHILD project team invites you to attend the project’s final conference


The EU JUSTICE PROGRAMME Project „Procedural safeguards of accused or suspected children: improving the implementation of the right to individual assessment” (IA-CHILD) partners kindly invite you to attend the final conference for the project IA-CHILD, taking place June 30th (Wednesday), 9.00 CET, 2021. The event is dedicated to close the project which was aimed at exploring the legal regulation and practice regarding the individual assessment of suspected or accused children in criminal procedure in four EU (project partner) countries and sought to contribute to a more effective implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/800.

The final project event seeks to bring together the community of researchers and practitioners and conduct a discussion on the main topics of individual assessment, as well as present the results of the project and the Handbook on individual assessment. Carefully selected speakers, knowledgeable in individual assessment will discuss such essential topics as the problem of risk assessment of children, the various assessment techniques, the psychiatric perspective on individual assessment and other relevant subjects. The team of lecturers consists of representatives from institutions such as University of Osijek, Croatia, Norwegian Directorate for children, youth and family affairs, Loughborough University and even a hospital for forensic child- and adolescent psychiatry. Most notably, the participants will be invited to partake in interactive moderated discussions, placed in between the variety of presentations held by field professionals.

Conference topics and speakers:

  • The problem of risk assessment of children: can better prognosis reduce recidivism? Silvia Ručević, University of Osijek, Croatia, Department for Psychology,
  • The use of risk assessment in MultifunC for treatment planning and for placement decisions in general in Norway - Tore Andreassen Psychologist, Norwegian Directorate for children, youth and family affairs,
  • ‘Child First’ assessment - Stephen Case Loughborough University, Head of Social and Policy Studies, Professor of Criminology,
  • The importance of speaking the language of the (delinquent) juvenile; Psychiatrist’s working at the hospital for forensic child perspective on the IA - Alexa Rutten Psychiatrist.

The conference will be held remotely through an interactive online platform provided by the Child Protection Hub for South East Europe. Certificates of attendance will be issued upon request of participants who attended the whole event.

The participation in the event is free, however, registration is required. For registration to the event please refer to: https://childhub.org/en/IA-child-final-conference.

Full agenda is available here.

If you are not already a member of the Child Hub Platform, please create an account (free) to join the event.

The conference is organized by the Law Institute of the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences (Lithuania), the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences of the University of Zagreb (Croatia), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), HFC Hope for Children Policy Center (Cyprus). The event is part of the EU co-funded project „Procedural safeguards of accused or suspected children: improving the implementation of the right to individual assessment”(IA-CHILD). Be sure to keep up with project related news through Child Hub or the IA-CHILD project Facebook page.