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Second Family Relations Expert Meeting organised by EuroPris in Finland

On 6-7 April 2017, in Helsinki, Finland, EuroPris organised the second Family Relations expert meeting. Lucy Gampell and Madelein Kattel, COPE Board members, were present at the meeting, which was a follow-up to the first meeting held in Zagreb, 18-19 May 2016. The Family Relations expert group comprises 11 experts from European National Agencies (Czech…

MOOC: Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children

“Getting Care Right for All Children: Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children” is the title of a new free training MOOC offered by an International Inter-Agency steering group focused on child rights. For many different reasons there are children all around the world who cannot live with their parents. The UN…

Social work and social rehabilitation in the Polish penitentiary system

From 3-8 April 2017 the Jagiellonian University organised their third Social Labor Seminar in Cracow as part of the framework  of the Polish Social Work Week PSSPS, targeting students and professionals. The theme on day four concerned the penitentiary system in Poland, addressing questions such as: “Is there a place in the Polish penitentiary system…

8th annual campaign “Not my crime, still my sentence” focuses on schools

COPE is pleased to announce that the recent schools-based fundraising initiative through GlobalGiving has been quite successful, thanks to the generous donations from supporters. Over $6,700 of the $7,500 goal has been raised, allowing preparations to get underway for the 2017 edition of COPE’s awareness-raising campaign “Not my crime, still my sentence”. The campaign, to…

New publications from Families Outside

Families Outside (Scotland) published a number of new resources for families in 2016. Picking up the Pieces  is a handbook for families of people convicted of a sexual offence, written with input from families themselves. This has since been translated for use in Finland, Norway, and Sweden. The Families Left Behind is a handbook for families,…

 

 

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