J-S.A.F.E. project has started!

J-S.A.F.E. project (Judicial Strategies Against all Forms of Violent Extremism in Prison), co-funded by the European Commision/D.G. Justice and Consumers, most noteworthy supports judges and prosecutors to pronounce informed decision sentencings on cases of radicalization at all stages of the procedures.

This will be possible through the use of the most appropriate risk assessment tools, also with the support of ‘Legal Expert of the Court for Radicalization Assessments’ and also support prison and probation staff in the execution of sentences through a coherent set of programmes and an integrated flow of information, parallel to ECRIS, among multilevel and multiagency stakeholders.

EIGHT EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS FROM SEVEN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES WILL WORK JOINTLY ON THIS PROJECT LED BY THE ITALIAN MINISTRY OF JUSTICE, DEPT. OF PENITENTIARY ADMINISTRATION (OFFICE FOR TRIVENETO, PADUA).

The other members of the J-S.A.F.E. project are:

  • the Real Instituto Elcano based in Madrid (ES);
  • the Czech Technical University in Prague (CZ);
  • the College for Administration of Justice in Bavaria – Police Department (BAY-FHVR) in Munich (DE);
  • the Center of the Study of Democracy in Sofia (BG);
  • the KEMEA in Athens (GR);
  • the Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) in Cluj-Napoca (RO);
  • and Agenfor International, based in Milan (IT).

You can find information about the J-S.A.F.E. consortium here.

Above all, through a large cascade training program and a comprehensive European Technical Platform to assess and compare risks based on the existing diversified methodologies, we want to reach all professionals and stakeholders involved in the integration process of prisoners and probationers such as judiciary and judicial staff, prosecutors, prison and probation staff, legal practitioners, judges, etc.

The expected results are:

  1. first of all, to better deal with FTF and radicals in a multi-disciplinary and holistic way, including sharing of relevant information along the whole ‘prison pipeline’;
  2. another expected outcome is to better coordinate strategies for tailor-made, case-by-case rehabilitation programs, based on a proper risk assessments and taking in due account the balance between security and FR;
  3. and finally, to work in complementarity with EU strategies.

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