• Inclusion of Prison Visits during Training Events: Romania, Guinea, Lebanon (+)

    Training courses for juvenile justice practitioners include in their programmes a visit to detention centres where children in conflict with the law are sent both for pre-trial detention and post-trial detention. Experience has shown that it is possible to envisage an entire day of the course being spent within the prison – if only to give prison officers and their superiors the occasion to express their point of view in front of other professionals. Prison visits are sometimes the only opportunity to meet the young people who are the subject of all the training, which allows them to observe how they are seen by magistrates and other practitioners. Moreover, the latter have the opportunity to engage in dialogue with the juveniles without having a role of immediate authority.