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The third meeting of the Working Group for preparation of the Proposal for Federation BiH Anti-corruption Strategy 2015-2019

The third meeting of the Working Group for preparation of the Proposal for Federation BiH Anti-corruption Strategy 2015-2019

At the headquarters of Federal Government, on 03. 03. 2016, the third meeting was held of the Working Group for preparation of the Proposal for Federation BiH Anti-corruption Strategy 2015-2019 and Action Plan for the implementation of the same-name strategy, as well as the Team for the coordination of activities related to the preparation of these documents. Besides members of mentioned bodies, at the meeting were also present the Deputy Director of the Agency for prevention of corruption and coordination of the fight against corruption, Mr. Dragan Slipac, and representatives of the EU Delegation to BiH and EU Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Announcement of interactive training "Monitoring the action plans for prevention and responses to juvenile offending"

Announcement of interactive training "Monitoring the action plans for prevention and responses to juvenile offending"

Criminal Policy Research Centre (CPRC) will organize an interactive training titled "Monitoring of the Action plans for prevention and response to juvenile offending." The training will be held from 2nd to 3rd March 2016, at the hotel "Board", Jahorina. Participants will be the members of Team for the implementation of the Action plan for the prevention of Juvenile offending and work with juveniles in conflict with the law in the Canton of Sarajevo and the members of the Working Team for monitoring the implementation of the Action plan for prevention of juvenile offending and the use of alternative measures in the city of East Sarajevo. This event will be implemented with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the Swiss Government and UNICEF, and in cooperation with the competent ministries, institutions and agencies as well as civil society organization.

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CPRC – The meeting of professionals in the field of juvenile justice in City of East Sarajevo

CPRC – The meeting of professionals in the field of juvenile justice in City of East Sarajevo

In order to implement the Action Plan of prevention juvenile offending and the use of alternative measures in the city of East Sarajevo, Criminal Policy Research Centre (CPRC) organized a meeting with professionals in the field of juvenile justice of this area. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Centre for social work East New Sarajevo, Centre for social work Foca, representatives of the Ministry of Interior of Republika Srpska (PSC East Sarajevo) and juvenile judge.

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Workshop "Predictable matrix of indicators for identifying children at risk in primary and secondary schools" was realized

Workshop "Predictable matrix of indicators for identifying children at risk in primary and secondary schools" was realized

Criminal Policy Research Centre (CPRC), from the 18th to 20th February 2015, at the hotel "Central" in Vitez, has successfully implemented the workshop entitled "Predictable matrix of indicators for identifying children at risk in primary and secondary schools". With the aim to create a unique methodology for the identification of children at risk of socially unacceptable behaviour and the relevant risk management methodology, the workshop was attended by the greatest experts in Bosnia and Herzegovina – scientists and practitioners - in the field of psychology, mental health, pedagogy and social work.

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Education and training of professionals from the justice system, law enforcement agencies and other relevant institutions in the Federation of BIH in the area of forfeiture of illegally obtained property

Education and training of professionals from the justice system, law enforcement agencies and other relevant institutions in the Federation of BIH in the area of forfeiture of illegally obtained property

Criminal Policy Research Centre (CPRC) in period from 10th – 13th February 2016 in Hotel „Mepas“ – Mostar, realized the first of seven planned trainings within the project „Enhancing local capacities in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in fight against corruption and serious forms of crime through freezing and confiscation/forfeiture of illegally obtained property”. The project is implemented in cooperation with the British Government. The training, which was attended by 30 participants from various institutions (Financial / Financial Police FBiH Securities Commission of FBiH, Federal Police Administration FBiH, FBiH Judicial Police, Ministries of Interior of the Zenica-Doboj Canton, Tuzla Canton, Central Bosnia Canton, West Herzegovina Canton and Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, the cantonal courts in Bihac and Sarajevo, cantonal Prosecutor's Office of Una-Sana Canton, Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, Canton Sarajevo, and Tuzla Canton, Federal Agency for Management of Seized Assets and others), is of multidisciplinary character and included subjects who are obliged to act in accordance with the Law on confiscation/forfeiture of illegally obtained property (Official Gazette of BiH, 71/14).

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Meetings for the purpose of development of Federation BiH Anti‐corruption Strategy and Action plan 2015‐2019

Meetings for the purpose of development of Federation BiH Anti‐corruption Strategy and Action plan 2015‐2019

When developing strategic documents for the fight against corruption, it is important to keep the integrated approach, which implies evidence based anti-corruption activities, and should be transparent, non-partisan, inclusive, comprehensive, measurable and impact oriented, which are the principles advocated by United Nations.

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Coordination meeting - Trafficking in human beings

Coordination meeting - Trafficking in human beings

Organized by the OSCE Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on February 9th 2016 at the premises of the OSCE, coordination meeting of organizations from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), who are dealing with the problem of human trafficking, was held. Representatives of CPRC participated at the meeting. Meetings are periodically organized and aimed at summarizing performed as well as planned activities with regard to the aforementioned problems.

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Working meeting with representatives of the City of East Sarajevo

Working meeting with representatives of the City of East Sarajevo

In order to implement the Action Plan on prevention of juvenile offending and the use of alternative measures in the City of East Sarajevo, representatives of local authorities and representatives of the Criminal Policy Research Centre (CPRC), on February 12th 2016, held a working meeting. After a review of implemented activities of the previous year, a plan of implementation for future activities was made. Significant part of those will be related to strengthening the infrastructure capacities of institutions in order to implement secondary prevention measures and the use of alternative forms of response to juvenile offending.

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„Justice for Every Child“ – Meeting held in the Municipality of Novi Grad

„Justice for Every Child“ – Meeting held in the Municipality of Novi Grad

Since February 2015, the Law on protection and treatment of children and juveniles in criminal proceedings, in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is in effect. The Law regulates obligation of all authorities involved in the process, with the aim of selecting and implementing policies that will be in the best interests of the child. In order to improve implementation of the Law, Criminal Policy Research Center (CPRC) has organized a series of meetings in all Municipalities in Canton Sarajevo for representatives of local government, the police, the guardianship, and representatives of primary and secondary schools. The conclusions of the meeting indicate that the proper application of the Law largely depends on the will and the synergy of actions of all professionals in this field, as well as appropriate institutional support. Also, one of the objectives of the above mentioned meetings is the support to implementation of the Action Plan for the prevention juvenile offenders and work with juveniles in conflict with the law (2014-2016) of Canton Sarajevo, where all the aforementioned stakeholders are carriers of certain activities, and have the task to act in accordance with this document.

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„Justice for Every Child“ – Meeting of professionals from the field of child protection in the Centar municipality

„Justice for Every Child“ – Meeting of professionals from the field of child protection in the Centar municipality

Organized by the Criminal Policy Research Centre (CPRC) meeting was held on 11th February 2016 at the hotel Central in Sarajevo with professionals in the field of child protection from the Centar municipality. The meeting was realized within in the framework of project “Justice for Every Child” which is implemented with support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the Swiss Government and UNICEF, and in cooperation with the competent ministries, institutions and agencies as well as civil society organizations.

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