PH International

Bosnia Legal Socialization Program

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Category: Community Development Programs

About

Web Site: http://www.ph-int.org/blsp/

The main purpose of the initiative is to assist the FBiH stakeholders in strengthening the rule of law and reducing the level of juvenile crime in this country. The pilot initiative will be implemented in the period from January 2017 to November 2018.

Objectives

It is expected that the initiative will contribute to achieving the following objectives:

1.      Crime among youth is decreased as youth gain a greater understanding and respect for the rule of law, legal issues and law enforcement authorities;

2.      Youth and public confidence in law enforcement is increased as skills and knowledge about the rule of law are applied in community settings in partnership with law enforcement authorities;

3.      Partnerships among federal and canton level Ministries and institutions working with youth on rule of law issues are reinforced and new relationships among these bodies, youth and communities established.

In tackling the issues of juvenile crime, PH will apply an integrated and innovative approach that educates youth on the law, raises community awareness on juvenile justice issues and develops cooperative partnerships between youth, educators, law enforcement and juvenile justice professionals.

Program News

POLICE YOUTH ACADEMY 2020 FOR WEST HERZEGOVINA CANTON HELD IN BIJAČA | 8 Jun 2021

In partnership with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the West Herzegovina Canton (MIA WHC), a Police Youth Academy 2020 was organized on 4 June 2021 at the Business Incubator Bijača. The participants were students of the second and third year from Gimnazija Ljubuški, Gimnazija fra Grge Martića and Secondary Vocational School from Posušje in the West Herzegovina Canton where the BLSP was implemented during the fourth program year. Police Officers from the Special Task Force and the Road Safety Unit of the Police Directorate with the MIA WHC introduced the participants to the equipment they use in their day-to-day work. Afterwards, four police officers from the Uniformed Police Sector and Crime Police Sector gave presentations on Anti-corruption, Rule of Law, Peer Violence and Cyberbullying. The students worked in groups with police officers and then gave their own presentations on the above topics. Based on their conclusions, the aim of the Police Academy which was to enhance the students’ knowledge on the juvenile crime prevention and trust in the police and inform them how to take part in fight against corruption, cyberbullying and peer violence in their local communities along with the law enforcement agencies has been accomplished.

 

 

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ZOOM WORKSHOP ON INNOVATIVE EDUCATIONAL METHODS AND APPROACHES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM "LEGAL SOCIALIZATION AND PREVENTION OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY" (BLSP) | 1 Jun 2021

PH International Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina (PH International) and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Ministry of Education and Science (FMOiN) organized an online workshop entitled Innovative educational methods and approaches in the implementation of the program "Legal Socialization and Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency" on May 26, 2021.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the cantonal ministries of education from Zenica-Doboj Canton, Tuzla Canton, Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia-Podrinje Canton, Canton 10, Herzegovina-Neretva Canton and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Ministry of Education and Science (FMOiN).

Representatives of PH International presented the program "Legal Socialization and Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency" (BLSP), which has entered the fifth and final year of implementation and will include 180 selected schools in all 10 cantons of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The meeting addressed the innovative educational methods and approaches in the implementation of the BLSP in the context of the implementation of a measure from the Action Plan for Prevention and Combating Terrorism in the Federation of BiH. The discussion that ensued focused on the possibility of integrating BLSP in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina cantons in ways that would be most appropriate for the existing organization of their primary and secondary school system.

Source:FMON - Pregled 

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FIRST BLSP CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT TEAM/ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING FOR THREE NEW CANTONS HELD IN TARČIN | 31 May 2021

The first meeting of Curriculum Development Team/Advisory Council (CDA/AC) composed of representatives of ministries of education and ministries of interior from three new cantons of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Una-Sana Canton, Posavina Canton and Canton 10 was held on 24 and 25 May 2021 in Tarčin near Sarajevo.

At the meeting, the contents of the BLSP Manuals for Trainers in primary and secondary schools and BLSP Manuals for Students in primary and secondary schools were discussed. Given the increased number of activities implemented online and the observed escalation of online violence against children, it was proposed that Module 4 Prevention of Violence Against Children from the Manuals for secondary school be included into the Manuals for primary school so that all Manuals would contain 7 modules. This fulfilled the goal of the meeting after which the proposed texts of the Manuals will be forwarded to the respective ministries of education in three new cantons for their approval.

 

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Success Stories

"Stairway to heaven" | 4 Dec 2017

This is a story about students, about learning and about making a positive change in one’s community. The students are from primary school “Ćamil Sijarić” from Nemila, one of 16 primary schools in two cantons: Zenica-Doboj and Herzegovina-Neretva. These 16 schools were selected by their respective cantonal ministers of education to take a part in the Legal socialization and juvenile crime prevention Program in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BLSP).The BLSP is implemented by PH international and funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).
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