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register for the CEP Workshop on Juveniles and Young Adult Offenders

"We are pleased to invite you to attend the CEP workshop on Juveniles and Young Adult Offenders that will take place on 21 June at the Center for Legal Studies in Barcelona, Catalonia – Spain.

With this workshop, CEP will bring together professionals from different European countries. The workshop will cover the topic from the perspective of probation and other criminal justice professionals including offenders and victims. During this workshop, we will discuss the effective and efficient ways of working with juveniles and young adults who have offended, which programmes are used to prevent juveniles from being involved with crimes, support the treatment process, among others. A World Café session will bring together smaller groups of participants to discuss and share knowledge and experience from their jurisdictions. Thus, it will support mutual learning as one of the core skills necessary for further professional development of themselves and their organisations."


The programme can be downloaded here.

AIC report: Children’s exposure to intimate partner violence and physical and emotional abuse

The Australian Institute of Criminology has released a new report on children’s exposure to intimate partner violence against their female carers, and their direct experiences of physical and emotional abuse.

  • This study draws on a survey of almost 4,000 female carers living in Australia during 2021, at the height of COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Among the female carers surveyed, 14.1 percent indicated that a child in their care had been exposed to intimate partner violence perpetrated against them in the last 12 months, and 11.5 percent indicated that a child in their care had been the target of direct abuse perpetrated by their current or most recent former partner.
  • Female carers who experienced pandemic-related financial strain, employment issues and isolation were significantly more likely to report that children in their care had directly experienced abuse, as were Indigenous carers and those living with a restrictive health condition.

Read Exposure to intimate partner violence and the physical and emotional abuse of children: Results from a national survey of female carers

Last call to register for the CEP Webinar on Radicalisation


Last call to register for the
CEP Webinar on Radicalisation

CEP Webinar on Radicalisation will take place on 14 June from 11:00 to 12:45 CET via Zoom. The webinar is free of charge.

"In this webinar, we will address the topic of radicalisation from the perspective of two EU jurisdictions that have faced the different trends in their countries. The first presentation will discuss the disengagement and reintegration of radicalised inmates from the French experience. The second presentation will focus on the topics discussed in the virtual environment of the internet and social media, accentuating new trends and potential security threats related to radicalisation and inclination to extreme violence. The last presentation will cover the work of the Council of Europe´s Council for Penological Cooperation (PC-CP)."


The programme can be downloaded here.
Information on the presentations and speakers can be downloaded here.

Registration and fees

Click here to register.

The registration deadline is 12 June 2023.

Please note that the link to the webinar will be sent to all registered participants on 13 June 2023.



EMCDA Webinar: Young people and drug use- how we can keep them safe?

19.Juni 2023 01:00 PM 

in Amsterdam, Berlin, Rom, Stockholm, Wien


Objective: to explore different professional perspectives on ‘what to do’ with young people using drugs. In conversation with: 1. Nora Vitali & Nakisa Kendall, psychologists, Impuls, Luxembourg 2. Helena Valente, psychologist, Kosmicare, Portugal 3. Owen Bowden Jones, Consultant in Addiction Psychiatry, Honorary Professor at University College London, United Kingdom Chairperson: Rachele Donini, prevention expert, Italy Opening and closing remarks: Alexis Goosdeel, EMCDDA Director

AIC research reviews initiatives to prevent child sexual abuse material offending

The AIC has released an international review of prevention initiatives for child sexual abuse material (CSAM) offending, including evidence of effectiveness.

  • The study identified 74 initiatives in 16 countries, and 34 eligible studies measuring implementation and effectiveness.
  • Findings indicate education and awareness campaigns are reaching large numbers of undetected offenders and notable numbers of those at risk of offending.
  • Available evidence suggests that initiatives designed specifically for CSAM offending show more promising outcomes for this offence type than those that broadly target contact sexual offending against children. However, further and more robust evaluations are required to determine the impact of many current initiatives on the use of CSAM.

Read Preventing child sexual abuse material offending: An international review of initiatives

AIC research examines domestic violence risk assessment tool used by police

The Australian Institute of Criminology has released a new Trends & issues paper examining the predictive validity of the Family Violence Risk Assessment Tool (FVRAT) used by police in the ACT when responding to reports of domestic violence.

  • The actuarial component of the FVRAT predicts repeat domestic violence moderately well, and compares favourably to other risk assessment tools used for domestic violence in Australia and internationally.
  • The actuarial component of the FVRAT strikes a good balance between identifying cases with a high risk of repeat violence (true positives) and separating out cases with a lower risk of repeat violence (true negatives).
  • Victim perceptions of risk may hold some value in improving the predictive accuracy of the actuarial component of the FVRAT when it comes to identifying higher risk reports.

Read Improving police risk assessment of domestic violence: A follow-up validation study

Publice Safety Canada: The Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP)

he Government of Canada is committed to protecting the safety and security of all Canadians. The Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP) provides time-limited funding and support for communities at risk of hate-motivated incidents/crime to enhance security measures at their gathering spaces.

The Security Infrastructure Program (SIP)

The SIP is currently accepting applications under the 2023 Call for Applications. The deadline to submit an application is August 31 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT).


  • About the program

    Learn about how the SIP works to enhance security measures at gathering spaces as well as the phases involved in the process.

  • Do you qualify

    Learn more about the minimum eligibility criteria to find out if your organization qualifies for funding under the program and potentially meets the threshold for a prioritized process.

New data available on identity crime in Australia

Data from the most recent Identity crime and misuse in Australia publication shows that:

  • Twenty percent of respondents to the Australian Cybercrime Survey experienced identity crime in the previous 12 months.
  • The most common types of personal information misused in the most recent incident of identity crime included names (37%), credit or debit card information (36%) and mobile phone numbers (31%).
  • The most common method used to obtain personal information during the most recent incident of identity crime was hacking of a computer or device (16%) or a data breach (14%).
  • The majority of respondents detected the misuse themselves (61%).
  • Twenty-nine percent of respondents who experienced identity crime in the previous 12 months lost money due to the misuse, and 19 percent had money reimbursed to them by banks or other organisations.

Read Identity crime and misuse in Australia 2023

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