ARISA Child was officially launched, 18 November 2022

ARISA Child was officially kicked off on 7 November in Sofia, Bulgaria. Its goal is to enhance the capacity of correctional services to work with convicted children. ARISA Child will be implemented from 1st November 2022 to 31st May 2025. Representatives of the partner organisations gathered together to mark the official start of the project.

ARISA Child is aimed to increase the knowledge of the staff of correctional services on how to work with convicted children, respect their rights and address their special needs. This will be achieved by offering to prisons and probation services state-of-the-art training and capacity-building activities tailored to their needs. The project will pursue three specific objectives:

  • assess the specific training needs of prison and probation services in relation to working with convicted children;
  • promote experience sharing and exchange of promising practices in respecting children’s rights when implementing sanctions against children; and
  • provide correctional services with a state-of-the-art online training course on child-friendly execution of penal sanctions.