Eurochips’ new full members

19th June 2012 EUROCHIPS welcomes four new full members into the network—Carrefour Prison of Switzerland, NIACRO of Northern Ireland, Families Outside of Scotland and the Children’s Ombudsman’s Office of Croatia. All of the organisations have been doing pioneer work on behalf of children with imprisoned parents. Geneva-based Carrefour Prison accompanies children on prison visits, trains…

Joint World Conference

From July 8 to July 12, Eurochips member Bryggan will attend the Joint World Conference held by the Social Work and Social Development Communities 2012 in Stockholm. The main focus of the conference, entitled “Action and Impact,” will be to reinforce the impact of social workers on a regional, national, and international scale. Some 2,000…

IPRT researches prisoners’ families

19th June 2012 The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) is currently undertaking research on prisoners’ families in Ireland. The main objective of their research is to raise awareness about the grievances of prisoners’ families, including prison visits, financial difficulties and difficulties associated with separation. The trust intends to examine the issue of children’s rights from…

Dutch website launched and film released focusing on prisoners’ children

19th June 2012 New technological advancements in the Netherlands have resulted in the creation of a new website targeting prisoners’ children. Young people aged 12-24 are invited to participate by logging in anonymously to chat with one another or the professional coach provided by the site staff. In addition, a social psychiatric nurse is blogging…

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