The EU-funded J-SAFE project held its Final Conference in a series of online events distributed over the December 2020 – January 2021 period. The first two events: ‘The Benefits of Blended Virtual Reality for Security and Justice Training’, 9 December 2020, and ‘New Technological Solutions for Crime Prevention and Investigation in Prison’, 16 December 2020, focused on the new technological solutions that could support radicalisation prevention and training activities.

The third and final webinar ‘Guidelines for Legal Practitioners Dealing with Radicalisation Cases’, was dedicated to the handbooks, guidelines and policy recommendations validated in real environment and released by the project. It took place on 13 January 2021.

The core purpose of these publications is to provide legal experts with guidance when dealing with the complex decision-making structures faced with issues of radicalisation. They provide a set of comprehensive guidelines to support judges and other legal professionals in all stages of the procedures, including on individual resocialisation and rehabilitation plans for inmates who are under observation for radical behaviours, in prison, or on probation. In addition to supporting judges to more effectively adjudicate cases that involve radicalised individuals, the guidelines also stress the importance of upholding the rights of all parties involved in the legal proceedings, in particular the fair trial rights of the accused and the protection of victims and witnesses.

Recordings from all online sessions are available on the project website.