IA-CHILD Project Workshop in Vilnius, Lithuania

The Workshop and partner meeting for the project “Procedural Safeguards of Accused or Suspected Children: Improving the Implementation of The Right to Individual Assessment” (IA- CHILD), funded by European Comission, took place in Vilnius, Lithuania on the 12th and 13th of March. Experts from various national backgrounds shared their experience and methods, necessary to overcome legal and practical Issues of implementing individual assessment in accordance with Directive 2016/800.

The IA-CHILD Workshop hosted by interdisciplinary researchers’ team of Law Institute of Lithuania and stakeholders from different institutions participated the workshop. Project partners from Greece, Cyprus and Croatia presented their national perspective on the main challanges of implementing individual assesment. Immediate Past President of Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates (IAYFJM), former Magistrate for 35 years in the Inner London Youth Court and the Inner London Family Proceedings Court Avril Calder held a virtual interactive lecture about individual assessment‘s theoretical and practical development in the Youth Court in England and Wales.

Doctor of Psychological Science, member of Legal Psychology Committee of Lithuanian Psychological Association Laura Ustinaviciute presented risk assesment and  intervention planning for Juvenile offenders method based on the Short-Term Assessment of Risk & Treatability: Adolescent Version (START:AV) program. A Round Table discussion focused on issues of implementing individual assessment took place among the Workshop participants from Lithuania.