J-S.A.F.E. is an European Project that supports judges and prosecutors to pronounce informed decision sentencings on cases of radicalization at all stages of the procedures through the use of the most appropriate risk assessment tools, also with the support of ‘Legal Expert of the Court for Radicalization Assessments’ and also support prison and probation staff in the execution of sentences through a coherent set of programmes and an integrated flow of information, parallel to ECRIS, among multilevel and multiagency stakeholders.

This project is co-funded by the European Commission - Directorate General for Justice and Consumers under the Agreement No 763714.

As a research and innovation procedure, the J-S.A.F.E. project needs to achieve high visibility across Europe and over.

Through a large-scale/cascade training program and a comprehensive, user-friendly European Technical Platform to assess and compare risks based on the existing diversified methodologies, J-S.A.F.E. project wants to reach all professionals, stakeholders and the wider audience involved in the integration process of prisoners and probationers such as judiciary and judicial staff, prosecutors, prison and probation staff, legal practitioners, judges, etc.

The expected results are:

  1. MS will better deal with FTF and radicals in a multi-disciplinary and holistic way, including sharing of relevant information along the whole ‘prison pipeline’;
  2. MS will better coordinate strategies for tailor-made, case-by-case rehabilitation programs, based on a proper risk assessments and taking due account to the balance between security and FR;
  3. MS will work in complementarity with EU strategies.

Eight European Institutions from seven different countries will work jointly on this project, which is led by the Italian Ministry of Justice, Department of Penitentiary Administration (Office for Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Trentino Alto Adige, based in Padua).

Other members of the consortium are: The Real Instituto Elcano based in Madrid (ES), the Czech Technical University in Prague (CZ), the College for Administration of Justice in Bavaria - Police Department (BAY-FHVR) in Munich (DE), the Center of the Study of Democracy in Sofia (BG), the KEMEA in Athens (GR), the Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) in Cluj-Napoca (RO), and Agenfor International NGO, based in Milan (IT).