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THE THIRD BLSP RS POLICE YOUTH ACADEMY HELD IN DOBOJ | blsp | 26 Sep 2022

The third Police Youth Academy within the Legal Socialization Program (BLSP RS) in Republika Srpska was held on Monday, September 26, 2022, at the premisses of the Police Station 1 in Doboj (Republika Srpska).

The event was attended by 40 students and two teachers from the secondary school "Saobraćajna i elektro škola" in Doboj participating in the BLSP RS.

Participants had an opportunity to see the equipment used by traffic police, forensic unit and visit detention cells at the station. Short presentations on the institutions protecting the rights of children and youth, juvenile justice, unsafety in the virtual reality and addictions were given by police officers/LSP Teaching Teams members from Police Stations in Doboj. Afterwards, students worked in groups and had their own short presentations on the above topics.

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THE SECOND BLSP RS/BD POLICE YOUTH ACADEMY HELD IN BIJELJINA | blsp | 24 Sep 2022

The second Police Youth Academy within the Legal Socialization Program (BLSP RS) in Republika Srpska was held on Friday, September 23,2022 at the premisses of the Police Administration/Police Station 1 in Bijeljina.   

On behalf of the host, participants were welcomed by Radenko Knežević, Inspector form the Police Station for Traffic Safety in Bijeljina. The event was organized in coordination with the BLSP Curriculum Development Team/Advisory Council (CDT/AC) member and Chief of the Unit for Police Training and attended by 40 students and four teachers from two schools from Bijeljina participating in the BLSP RS.

 

Participants had an opportunity to see the equipment used by traffic police, special units and forensic team. Short presentations on violence and neglect, the institutions protecting the rights of children and youth, juvenile justice and addictions were given by police officers/LSP Teaching Teams members  from Police Stations in Bijeljina. Afterwards, students worked in groups and had their own short presentations on the above topics. Students shared that the event was both informative and fun.

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MCEP Study Visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina | blsp | 31 May 2022

An MCEP delegation arrived to Sarajevo this afternoon for a study visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina. A group of seven, consisting of two PH international Montenegro Program Director and Program Coordinator and representatives of the Ministry of Education, Institute of Education, Public Health Institute and Youth Initiative for Human Rights, all from Montenegro, were welcomed by the PH International Office in BiH staff in the conference room of hotel Holiday. The introductory meeting was spent discussing the study visit itinerary and program issues. MCEP team will stay in Sarajevo until June 2 by which time they will meet with key stakeholders and attend LSP classes in schools in Sarajevo, Kakanj and Mostar.

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Attending Peer Forum and Meeting with LSP Teacher in Banja Luka School | blsp | 26 May 2022

On May 23, 2022, BLSP Program Coordinator was invited to Primary School "Georgi Stojkov Rakovski" in Banja Luka to attend Peer Forum organized by Grigor Herbez, a student who attended Youth Leadership Workshop in March in Trebinje. The Forum met to discus steps to campaign for the installation and equipping of a sensory room in this school, designed to help pupils with a range of sensory impairments to develop hand-eye coordination, motor skills, colour recognition, communication and sensory skills. The Forum plans to raise awareness of students, parents and local community and organize various activities in order to collect money for this cause. The activities should be implemented between June and September this year.
The visit was also an opportunity to meet with Dražena Kragulj, LSP Teacher who had just completed 8 LSP modules and who shared a lot of valuable first-hand information on the experience in the selected classroom.

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Visits to Youth Leaders and BLSP Teaching Teams in Bijeljina and Brčko Schools | blsp | 22 May 2022

On May 19 and 20 2022, BLSP Program Coordinator visited Primary Schools "Sveti Sava" and Primary School "Knez Ivo od Semberije" in Bijeljina and the Third Primary School and the Fifth Primary School in Brčko and met with Teaching Teams implementing BLSP modules in selected classes and young students-leaders. The purpose of the visits was observing the activities of Teaching Teams implementing BLSP modules and the progress of selected students who attended Youth Leadership Workshops and who, upon returning to their schools, were tasked with establishing Peer Forums of at least 30 students. Youth Leaders in these four schools have successfully established Peer Forums and had them implementing their activities of choice, ranging from organizing workshops on peer violence for fellow students, working with special needs children on organizing a bazar to collect money to purchase didactical material for children with learning disabilities to establishing a female football club in school. Peer Forums are expected to present the results of their activities some time before the end of school year (mid-June 2022). 

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First BLSP Module in Primary School "Sveti Vasilije Ostroški i Tvrdoški" in Trebinje | blsp | 18 Apr 2022


The first LS Module "Rights and Responsibilities of Chidren and Youth" was held on April 5, 2022 in the selected eigth grade class of the Primary School "Sveti Vasilije Ostroški i Tvrdoški" in Trebinje. Teaching Team comprising  Dejan Škrivan, a History teacher and Boguljub Ćevriz, a police inspector from PS Trebinje introduced students to the LS concept and the role of police officer in the implementation of the program "Legal Socialization and Juvenile Crime Prevention in Republika Srpska". The news and photos from the first module were published on the Facebook page of the school.

https://www.facebook.com/214136073983431/posts/351863136877390/?app=fbl 

 

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RS/BD BLSP- THE FIRST YOUTH LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP FOR PEER FORUMS IN TREBINJE | blsp | 30 Mar 2022


The first three-day Youth Leadership Workshop for Peer Forums was held in hotel "SL Industry" in Trebinje from March 21 to 23. The event gathered 15 students from the eigth grade of primary and second grade of secondary schools from Banja Luka, Istočno Sarajevo and Trebinje. 

The selected students were chosen by the teaching teams with emphasis placed on those youth who are more at risk and could benefit a great deal from this experience. The workshops focused on problem solving, goal setting, communication, creative thinking skills and citizen engagement. Upon returning to their schools, each participating student, with support from their mentor teacher, will organize a peer leadership forum for approximately 30 students in their school or 1,020 students total. The training workshop was concieved and conducted by Maja Antić, teacher of Democracy and Human Rights at the Secondary Technical School in Banja Luka.

Particpants respons to this activity was very enthusiastic and judging by the messages received after the event, they are "...looking forward to more of these events which would help me enhance my skills ".

Attached are some of the photos taken at the event.

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RS/BD - THE SECOND YOUTH LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP FOR PEER FORUMS HELD IN TREBINJE | blsp | 30 Mar 2022


The second three-day Youth Leadership Workshop for Peer Forums was held in hotel "SL Industry" in Trebinje from March 28 to 30. The event gathered 18 students from the eigth grade of primary and second grade of secondary schools from Bijeljina and Doboij in Republika Srpska and Brčko, Zovik and Bijela in Brčko District Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

The training workshop was concieved and conducted by Maja Antić, teacher of Democracy and Human Rights at the Secondary Technical School in Banja Luka.

Attached are some of the photos taken at the event.

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THE LAST POLICE YOUTH ACADEMY 2021 HELD IN POSAVINA CANTON ON THE LAST DAY OF BLSP IMPLEMENTATION | blsp | 31 Jan 2022


The last of the three Police Youth Academies 2021 was organized in Orašje, Posavina Canton on January 31, 2022, at the amphitheatre of the Secondary School fra Martin Nedić in Orašje in front of the audience of fifteen (15) students from first to fourth grade. To reduce the possibility of  COVID 19 spread among school children, in line with epidemiological measures for schools in Posavina Canton, this activity which normally gathers students from several schools in the project was organized for students of only one school. The introductory activity was conducted by the Department of Crime Technique and Counter-Diversion Protection within the Posavina Canton Ministry of Interior presenting the tools of their trade.  Students had fun learning how to take fingerprints, how samples from the crime scene are taken and how suspicious substances are tested to determine presence of narcotics. Four police officers/members of Teaching Teams gave presentations on Anti-corruption, Rule of Law, Peer Violence and Cyberbullying. In the second part of the activity, the students worked in groups with police officers and then gave their own presentations on the above topics.

The event was covered by the Government of Posavina Canton Public Information Service and the local radio program (links below in Croatian language):

Police Academy for Students of Secondary School fra Martina Nedića Orašje |The Government of Posavina Canton (zupanijaposavska.ba)

https://www.radioorasje.com/open government newscasting-31-01-2022-g/

This was the last activity, implemented on what was the last day of a five-year long program “Legal Socialization and Juvenile Crime Prevention in Bosnia” (BLSP).  

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BLSP FINAL CONFERENCE ORGANIZED IN SARAJEVO ON JANUARY 19, 2022 | blsp | 21 Jan 2022


The Final Conference of the “Legal Socialization and Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency in Bosnia” (BLSP) implemented between December 1, 2016 and January 31, 2022 and funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) was held on January 19, 2022 at the Center for Children and Youth in Grbavica, Novo Sarajevo.
Due to COVID-19 travel and gathering restrictions imposed in several Cantons of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the planned number of participants in the Center had to be kept below 50 while others watched using Zoom platform. Introductory speech by the BLSP Program Director, Dr. Nedžada Faginović was followed by a video prepared by the students from the “Fourth  Elementary School” in Mostar highlighting what they liked about the LSP. The program  continued as an interactive event with live musical intermezzos alternating with presentations given by four panels of participants from different cities and institutions (ministries, schools and police) who were involved in in the project in their capacities as Curriculum Development Team members, Teaching Teams or Trainers. A Zoom interview was conducted with Dr Nina Bosankić focusing on the goals, the highlights and the main findings of the BLSP external evaluation. The program ended with short presentation of BLSP team and a refreshment organized in the hall of the Center. The Conference was recorded in Bosnian and in English language and the recordings will be forwarded to all participants and hopefully uploaded to the program website.

TVSA used the opportunity to interview stakeholder representatives from all cantons and included those interviews in a thirty-minute TV show on the BLSP which was produced and posted on their YouTube webpage in January 2022:

 

PHI:Five Year Long Story_Legal Socialization and Juvenile Crime Prevention (with subtitles in English language)

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