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Marijke van Genabeek

Psychologist, Pedagogical Director of the Juvenile Correctional Institutions.

“It takes a village to raise a child’. The “Peaceful neighborhood” programme is an example of how parents, schools, organizations and local residents can work together to create a safe neighborhood in which youth get the chance to grow up as healthy and responsible adults. In the Correctional Juvenile Institutions juveniles who committed a crime are separated from society as a punishment. However, to get back into society well and to prevent recidivism a punishment is not sufficient. In the institutions Marijke with her colleagues is working on restorative education: relations with parents, friends, family and maybe victims, must be restored. It is important the juvenile can rejoin in society safely and gets the chance to grow up as a responsible citizen.

This topic will be discussed during the session by Marijke van Genabeek and Gerda van’t Hoff “Juveniles in correctional facilities and beyond them – our shared responsibility” on September 17 at 10.10