POLICE MEDIATION IN
JUVENILE CASES:
ORGANISATIONAL APPROACH
EVALDAS VISOCKAS, LAW INSTITUTE OF LITHUANIA
November 27-28, R...
Why police mediation?
• Police perceptions in society:
– Punitive institution
– No moral and value alignment with communit...
Brief information about the project (1)
• Title: Strengthening of Police Capabilities aimed at
Prevention of Juvenile Deli...
Brief information about the project (2)
• Project outputs:
– Mediation guide for police officers
– 180 police officers tra...
Faced problems
•
•
•
•
•
•

Police is already doing mediation, but it is not
officially reglamented
No mediation concept i...
Organizational Police mediation problems
•

No instruction, when to use mediation:
•
•

•
•

Instructions in which cases m...
Positive Project findings: Police officers responses
• Simpler way for solving minor criminal cases
• Instant positive cha...
Thank you for your attention !
evaldas.visockas@teise.org
More information on website
mediacija.policija.lt
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POLICE MEDIATION IN JUVENILE CASES: ORGANISATIONAL APPROACH

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Prezentācija konferencē "Bērnu sociāla iekļaušana kā antisociālas uzvedības novēršanas metode".

Konference tika rīkota projekta "Bērnu antisociālās uzvedības mazināšana: agrīnās prevencijas modeļi” ietvaros.
Projektu finansiāli atbalsta Islande, Lihtenšteina un Norvēģija NVO projektu programmas ietvaros.

NVO projektu programmu tiek finansēta ar Eiropas Ekonomikas zonas finanšu instrumenta un Latvijas valsts finansiālu atbalstu.

Plašāka informācija: ,
http://www.providus.lv/public/27880.html
www.sif.lv
www.eeagrants.org
www.eeagrants.lv

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POLICE MEDIATION IN JUVENILE CASES: ORGANISATIONAL APPROACH

  1. 1. POLICE MEDIATION IN JUVENILE CASES: ORGANISATIONAL APPROACH EVALDAS VISOCKAS, LAW INSTITUTE OF LITHUANIA November 27-28, Riga
  2. 2. Why police mediation? • Police perceptions in society: – Punitive institution – No moral and value alignment with community – Us and THEY • Police position – Police as service providing institution – Police faces and deals with conflicts every day
  3. 3. Brief information about the project (1) • Title: Strengthening of Police Capabilities aimed at Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency through the Implementation of the Restorative Justice Model • Objectives: – – – – Overall objective – test mediation in police; Create mediation methodology for police Train police officers Run piloting mediation cases
  4. 4. Brief information about the project (2) • Project outputs: – Mediation guide for police officers – 180 police officers trained – Over 50 mediation cases implemented
  5. 5. Faced problems • • • • • • Police is already doing mediation, but it is not officially reglamented No mediation concept in Police Mediation has almost no legal basis in Lithuania Impartiality of police mediator Too many clients. Who is police client? Police is not ready dealing with serious cases
  6. 6. Organizational Police mediation problems • No instruction, when to use mediation: • • • • Instructions in which cases mediation can be used and in which not, Sequence of actions. What happens if mediation is not successful? No mediation in police officer functions No mediation in police officer work load calculation
  7. 7. Positive Project findings: Police officers responses • Simpler way for solving minor criminal cases • Instant positive change of opinion about police - Police as problem solving institution • Better evaluation of police work, higher trust in police • Necessary tool for police officer (mediation makes police officer closer to community) • Increased satisfaction with work
  8. 8. Thank you for your attention ! evaldas.visockas@teise.org More information on website mediacija.policija.lt

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