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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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POLICE YOUTH ACADEMY 2020 IN BOSNIA-PODRINJE CANTON ON DECEMBER 29, 2021 | blsp | 30 Dec 2021


The last of the three Police Youth Academies 2020 was organized December 29, 2021 in Bosnia-Podrinje Canton Goražde. This was the third attempt at organizing the event after the previous two attempts (In October 2020 and March 2021) failed due to outbreaks of COVID-19.

The Academy was organized at the Cultural Center in Goražde. The participants were the second-year students from 3 secondary schools from Goražde where the BLSP was implemented during the fourth program year (the school year 2020/2021). Before the start of the official part of the program, members of the Support Unit within Police Administration of the MIA BPK introduced the participants to the equipment they use in their day-to-day work. The participants were then greeted by Armin Mandžo, Minister of Internal Affairs of Bosnia-Podrinje Canton (MIA BPK) who highlighted the importance of the Legal Socialization Program in juvenile delinquency prevention. After that, four police officers/members of Teaching Teams form the Sector of Criminal Investigations and the Uniformed Police Sector 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.

Academies are designed as interactive extracurricular sessions that foster youth confidence in the police and motivate them to work together to promote activism and leadership for positive changes in the local communities.

News of the event were also reported by the local media portals:

source.ba | Police Youth Academy organized in Goražde (in Bosnian language)

A Police Youth Academy organized: previous academies were successful │ hayat.ba (in Bosnian language)

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POLICE YOUTH ACADEMY HELD ON DECEMBER 9, 2021 IN THE UNA-SANA CANTON | blsp | 15 Dec 2021


In partnership with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Una-Sana Canton (MIA USK), a Police Youth Academy 2021 was organized on December 9, 2021 at the Army Home/Cultural Center in Bihać. The participants were the second-grade students from eight (8) secondary schools in the Una-Sana Canton where the BLSP implementation started during the fifth and final program year in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. First, the Police Officers from the Video Surveillance and Radars Sector and the Department for Crime Technique of the Police Directorate with the MIA USK introduced the participants to the equipment they use in their day-to-day work. Afterwards, four police officers/BLSP teachers from the Community Police and Crime Police Sector gave presentations on Anti-corruption, Rule of Law, Peer Violence and Cyberbullying. After the presentations, the students worked in groups with police officers and then gave their own presentations on the above topics.

The topics of corruption and peer violence induced a lot of questions from the participating students which were readily answered by police officers who offered a platitude of examples from their experience.

 

 

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Police Collaborated with Schools to Implement Class Projects on Road Safety and Healthy Lifestyle | cpi | 1 Dec 2021

Police officers in collaboration with schools and local community has held  legal culture class projects on road safety and a healthy lifestyle for school children within the framework of the PH International Georgia Office program "Community Policing Initiative in Samtskhe-Javakheti".

The aim of the class projects was to raise the awareness of IX, X, XI grade students on legal culture issues and to promote partnerships between police officers, school children, teachers, school and local community through joint initiatives.

Police officers together with students, teachers, and the local community in Samtskhe-Javakheti's 15 partner schools implemented a variety of activities: sport competitions in volleyball, basketball, football, table tennis, tennis; An exhibition of achievements and successes of local athletes; Movie discussion on the topic of road safety, drawing a zebra crossing near the school, information campaign about driving safely. These activities helped students to raise their awareness about the importance of road safety and a healthy lifestyle through direct communication with the police officers and practical projects.

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Police Collaborated with School to Implement Class Projects on Road Safety and Healthy Lifestyle | cpi | 1 Dec 2021


Police officers in collaboration with schools and local community has held  legal culture class projects on road safety and a healthy lifestyle for school children within the framework of the PH International Georgia Office program "Community Policing Initiative in Samtskhe-Javakheti".

The aim of the class projects was to raise the awareness of IX, X, XI grade students on legal culture issues and to promote partnerships between police officers, school children, teachers, school and local community through joint initiatives.

Police officers together with students, teachers, and the local community in Samtskhe-Javakheti's 15 partner schools implemented a variety of activities: sport competitions in volleyball, basketball, football, table tennis, tennis; An exhibition of achievements and successes of local athletes; Movie discussion on the topic of road safety, drawing a zebra crossing near the school, information campaign about driving safely. These activities helped students to raise their awareness about the importance of road safety and a healthy lifestyle through direct communication with the police officers and practical projects.

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POLICE YOUTH ACADEMY 2020 FOR CENTRAL BOSNIA CANTON (SBK) HELD IN DONJI VAKUF | blsp | 26 Oct 2021

In partnership with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Central Bosnia Canton (MIA SBK), a Police Youth Academy 2020 was organized on October 25, 2021 at the premisses of the Mixed Secondary School in Donji Vakuf. The participants were 30 students of the second and third year from 6 secondary schools in the towns of Jajce, Donji Vakuf, Uskoplje, Kreševo and Kiseljak in the Central Bosnia Canton where the BLSP was implemented during the fourth program year. They were joined by their PSP Teaching Teams (police officers and teachers). Police Officers from the SBK Police Commissioner's Office introduced participants to the equipment used by the Traffic Police, Public Order Unit and Crime Technicians in their day-to-day work. Afterwards, four police officers from the Uniformed Police Sector gave presentations on Anti-corruption, Rule of Law, Peer Violence and Cyberbullying. Following the presentations, students worked in groups with police officers to prepare their own presentations on the above topics. The resulting discussion focused  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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LAUNCH CONFERENCE FOR BLSP REPUBLIKA SRPSKA AND BRČKO DISTRICT BIH IN BANJA LUKA | blsp | 1 Oct 2021

On 30th September 2021, a launch conference for the “Legal Socialisation and Juvenile Crime Prevention Program in Republika Srpska and Brčko District BiH” was organized in hotel Bosnia in Banja Luka.

The conference, organized by PH international Office in BiH, was attended by representatives of INL and BLSP partner institutions from the sector of education and internal affairs from the Republika Srpska and Brčko District BiH. Addresses were delivered by dr. Nedzada Faginović, BLSP Program Director, dr. Predrag Ćeranić, Dean of the Faculty of Security Science of the University of Banja Luka and mr Goran Pisić, Head of Brčko District BiH Police.

Dr Mile Šikman, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law and Head of Administration for Police Training in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republika Srpska presented the results of the baseline assessment with data on students’ attitudes in regard to legal socialization concept, perception of the police, and data on frequency of delinquent behaviour in the Republika Srpska and Brčko District. Dr Žana Vručinić and dr Velibor Lalić from the Faculty of Security Science spoke about the relevancy of the juvenile crime prevention program and methods of implementation of the BLSP curriculum.

This start-up conference marks the official launch of the project presenting the agreements, roles, responsibilities and expected results of Bosnia LSP.

 

 

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Police Officers Organized A Study Visit in the Police Department for Samtskhe-Javakheti School Children | cpi | 1 Oct 2021


In the framework of PH International program "Community Policing in Samtskhe-Javakheti", police officers from Akhalkalaki and Ninotsminda Police Divisions together with teachers organized study visits to police departments for school children.

The school children IX and X grades from the program partner schools enjoyed the possibility to get acquainted with the police work directly in the police building, meeting with the law enforcement officers, asking questions and seeing the work process on the spot. During one of the study visits, the children even wore police uniforms for one day. These study visits were important to raise awareness and interest about the police profession among school children. Approximately 60 students from Akhalkalaki # 1, Khulgumo in Akhalkalaki Municipality and Ninotsminda # 3 public schools participated in the study visit.

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