It will be a unique international opportunity to meet professionals from other countries, from different disciplines and from a range of backgrounds, to share and to learn from people doing the same work in different European realities and from the different areas of the criminal justice field (prison, probation and restorative justice)..The focus will be upon practice: what works – new ideas – restorative methods – trauma informed practices – research – workshops – practice visits – sharing experience. The aim is that participants bring their expertise and, through engaging with the trainers, become better equipped and informed about current approaches and effective interventions.
In this course, each organisation member of CJPE will address this topic from a different but complementary angle:
The ‘Summer Course’ consists of plenary sessions, three parallel workshops, three seminars and study visits. The aim is to examine key practice issues, inspire new thinking, promote cross-fertilisation 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.
Early Bird tickets: 395€ until 15th April – after 15th April: 450€
Please note that, should you cancel your participation before 15th of April, 10% of the fee still needs to be paid. From 15th April until 1st June this is 50%, and after that date you will be charged the full attendance fee because of commitments to the conference facilities.
Seena Fazel is professor of forensic psychiatry at the University of Oxford, where he leads a research group investigating the links between mental illness and crime, prison mental health and suicide risk, and violence risk assessment.
Annie DEVOS is the Director-General of the Houses of Justice in Wallonia-Brussels Federation (Belgium). She also acts as CEP President and Vice-President of the Council for penological cooperation (PC-CP) at the Council of Europe.
Professor Karen Slade is registered forensic psychologist and HM Prison and Probation Service’s strategic lead for deaths under probation supervision.
Claudia Christen-Schneider is a criminologist and a restorative justice practitioner. As founder and current president of the Swiss RJ Forum, she is actively involved in promoting, developing and implementing restorative justice in Switzerland.
Laura Bowden is a Forensic Psychologist who has extensive experience working across a range of settings including The Prison Service, and high, medium and low secure hospitals. During 23 years of working as a (now former) forensic psychologist in the criminal justice system, Jo Clarke’s attention focused on the concept of resilience, both for individuals and the organisations in which they live and, or, work.
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.