- Ethics in management and treatment of individuals sentenced for a sexual offense
- Better understanding of sexual abuse to create effective policy and practice
- Restorative justice responses to sexual violence: how to enable safe and sensitive practice
See the event’s official booklet here.
4th Edition: “Responses to Sexual Violence”
This 4th edition of the International Criminal Justice Summer Courses dedicated to “Responses to Sexual Violence” is a unique international opportunity to meet professionals, from other countries, from different disciplines, from a range of backgrounds to share and to learn from people doing the same work.
The focus will be upon practice: what works – new ideas – restorative methods – preventing reoffending – research – workshops – practice visits – sharing experience. The aim is that participants bring their expertise and, through engaging with the courses, are better equipped and informed about current approaches and effective interventions. The event will be demanding, but rewarding, for the individual practitioner and the organisations they represent.
In this course, each organisation member of CJPE will address this topic from a different but complementary angle:
- The European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services (EuroPris) will focus on ethics in management and treatment of individuals sentenced for a sexual offense;
- The Confederation of European Probation (CEP) will explore the better understanding of sexual abuse to create effective policy and practice;
- The European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ) will look how to include victims and use restorative justice approaches to respond to sexual violence.
This ‘Summer Course’ consists of plenary sessions, three parallel workshops, four seminars and five study visits. By sharing ideas and considering the very latest research and programmes, participants will be stimulated to engage with the debate on how to respond to sexual violence.
Methods will include training, presentations, discussions among the participants as well as study visits.
The aim is to examine key practice issues, inspire new thinking, promote cross-fertilization and build new networks to improve services and practice in prisons, probation and restorative justice.
The variety of the group, coming from different European realities, will provide further opportunities to learn and engage in criminal justice issues.
To register for the Summer Course please click here.
We understand that you might be hesitant to register in these uncertain times, but we very much invite you to still do so as your conference fee will be reimbursed in case of cancellation of the event. Until 1st September the early bird fee of € 375 euro is valid, after that it will cost € 425. For updates on travelling requirements please check the website of the Ministry of Health of Spain: www.spth.gob.es/more
Speakers and Workshop Leaders
- Wineke Smid Researcher/Phd at Forensic Care Specialists, University of Amsterdam, The
- Nadya Radkovska Vice-chair of the CoE Council for Penological Co-operation (PC-CP)
- Marianne Fuglestved Psychologist, Prison and Probation Service, Denmark
- Kieran McCartan Professor in Criminology, University of the West of England, Bristol University, UK
- Hanna Lena Merdian Associate Professor at the School of Psychology, University of
- Lincoln, UK
- Vincent Mercer Restorative justice practitioner and researcher, AIM Project, UK
- Kristel Buntinx Senior victim-offender mediator, Moderator, Belgium
- Nicholas Blagden is an Associate Professor in Forensic Psychology, a co-founder and trustee of the Safer Living Foundation – charity which reintegrates men with sexual convictions into the community, Chartered Psychologist and Co-Head of the Sexual Offences Crime and Misconduct Research Unit (SOCAMRU)
- Kristel Buntinx studied Criminology and Law at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. She works nineteen years as a victim-offender mediator for a non-profit organization ‘Moderator’ (previously known as ‘Suggnomè’) in Belgium.
- Aleksandra Ivankovic, is the Deputy Director of Victim Support Europe, the leading European umbrella organisation advocating on behalf of all victims of crimes. She will contribute to the plenary by bringing in the victims’ experience and rights in relation to sexual violence.
The Criminal Justice Platform Europe (CJPE) is a partnership of three network organisations working in the field of probation, prison and restorative justice. They organise this Summer Course in collaboration with the Centre for Legal Studies of the Ministry of Justice in Catalonia.