Psychologist of the Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb, Mia Roje participated at the World Congress “Justice for Children”, entitled “Strengthening Justice for Children: Challenges, including Disengagement from a Violent Extremism”. She was invited as a mentor at the AWAY project of the Terre des Hommes, conducted in collaboration with “Brave Phone”, which deals with issues of diversion or alternative ways of conductig with juveniles in conflict with the law.
Anamarija Vuić, Brave phone, AWAY project coordinator in Croatia, Mia Roje, Psychologist of the Child and Youth Protection Center of Zagreb, Aimée Laurentine Kanyana, minister of justice of Burundia and Lana Peto Kujundžić, judge at the County Court of Zagreb
The congress took place in the UNESCO building in Paris, and more than 900 experts from over a hundred countries participated. The main themes were: global trends of inclusion of children into violent and extremist programs, the need to develop effective methods of reducing the number and intensity of child conflict with law and recidivism, and developing effective prevention programs for particularly vulnerable and children at-risk. In addition to interesting presentations of good practices in the world, participants had an opportunity to discuss through the workshops at the intersectional level and share experiences with suggestions for further development.
After successful regional conference in Linköping and previous exchange meetings in Zagreb and Reykjavik, on 13-14 March 2017 professionals from around Europe came to Haarlem where the third Service Exchange Meeting of the PROMISE project was held. The key theme of the meeting was transfer and adaptation of the project model: the next steps, specifically focusing on promoting MD/IA with linking policy and practice – current practices and challenges in implementing child friendly practices within the child protection systems, implementation in different national contexts and MD/IA services becoming active agents for change in Europe.
On the occasion of the International Day of Families celebrated on 15 May in Zagreb, a public forum on the topic "Protection of mental health of the family" was held under the patronage of Mayor of Zagreb Milan Bandić. The forum was organized in cooperation with the School of Nurses Mlinarska and Matica Hrvatske.