5 - 8 July 2022 in Barcelona

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. 

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.



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 a better understanding of sexual abuse to create effective policy and practice.

The European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ) will look at 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.


What is the CJPE?

Launched in 2012 with the aim to create a new method of collaborating, the Criminal Justice Platform Europe (CJPE) is a partnership of three network organisations working in the fields of detention (EuroPris), Probation (Confederation of European Probation, CEP), and European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ) to reduce re-offending and the impact of crime and to improve methods of working with victims, communities, and offenders throughout Europe.