Criminal Justice Summer Course on Responses to Sexual Violence

Criminal Justice Summer Course on Responses to Sexual Violence

This 4th edition of the International Criminal Justice Summer Course is dedicated to ‘Responses to Sexual Violence’, and it will take place in Barcelona, at the Centre for Legal Studies and Specialised Training.
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.
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, become better equipped and informed about current approaches and effective interventions.
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.
By sharing ideas and considering the very latest research and programmes, participants will be stimulated to participate in 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.
Registration & Fees

Deadline for registration is 27th June.

Please, be aware that in order to make it a truly interactive and practical course, places are limited. Registrations will close as soon as we reach the maximum capacity for the three workshops or on the 27th of June at the latest.
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 full conference fee will be reimbursed in case of cancellation of the event.
When registering for the Summer Course you will need to choose among different options with regard to the courses, seminars, study visits and other social events.

The early bird fee of € 375 applies until the 1st of April, after that date, the fee will be € 425. This fee includes the course itself plus all materials, the coffee & tea breaks, a study visit, the reception and the joint-course dinner. Hotel accommodation, travel and all other meals are at the expense of the participants themselves.

This event is only open for public sector participants, including NGOs and academics. Participants from countries of the Council of Europe area will be prioritized. There will be a limit of 5 people per country per workshop.

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.

  • CEP Confederation of European Probation
  • EuroPris European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services
  • EFRJ European Forum for Restorative Justice