Ilona Kronberga

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PROVIDUS’ associated Policy Analyst and a leading Latvian expert on criminal sanctions, penal systems and prevention of crime. Ilona has long-standing experience in policy planning and legal drafting related to enforcement of criminal sanctions, including policies on probation, community service and other alternative sanctions in Latvia. Since January 2016 Ilona works at the State Chancellery.

 

From 2007 until 2016 Ilona was criminal justice policy researcher and project director at PROVIDUS. She has also been an adviser to the Minister of Justice. Since 1998, she has been a lecturer on criminal sanctions’ implementation at the University of Latvia. Ilona has a master degree in law from the Police Academy of Latvia.

 

Selected publications

 

Ilona Kronberga, Sanita Sīle, Indra Mangule (2013) Restorative Justice in Latvia: Advancement, Perspectives and Challenges in Future. PROVIDUS.  

 

Ilona Kronberga, Gatis Litvins, Agnese Lešinska, Sanita Sile (2012). Reglamentation of social safety operational measures in European Union. PROVIDUS 

 

Ilona Kronberga, Jean Zermatten (2012) Child-friendly Justice in Latvia: Focusing on Crime Prevention.    

 

Selected projects

 

2014-2016

Reducing prison population: advanced tools of justice in Europe. Supported by: Criminal Justice programme of the European Union. Role in the project: project director.

 

2013-2015

Reducing youth at risk numbers: modelling early childhood intervention approaches. Supported by Supported via the financial mechanism of the European Economic Area and Norway. Role in the project: project director.

 

2013-2015

Keeping Youth Away from Crime: Searching for Best European Practices. Supported by: Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme of the European Union. Role in the project: project director.

 

2011-2013

Support for Victims of Crime: Substantial or Nominal. Latvia and Beyond. Supported by: Criminal Justice programme of the European Union. Role in the project: project director and researcher.

 

Article project

Reducing prison population: advanced tools of justice in Europe 

Author:Ilona Kronberga, Sanita Sīle

Activities of "Reducing prison population: advanced tools of justice in Europe" will be aimed at improving the knowledge and at exchanging innovative measures of practices alternative to imprisonment, both in pre and in post trial phase.

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Preparatory meeting for the project ”Restorative Justice: Fundamental Changes in Philosophy of Child Protection”  

PROVIDUS strives to influence the development of Criminal policy, Juvenile Justice policy and to introduce Restorative Justice methods on the state level via training, education and drafting law proposals, collaborating with representatives from the state ministries and subsequentially including representatives from other NGOs, municipalities and state institutions.

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Article project

Reducing youth at risk numbers: modeling early childhood intervention approaches 

Author:Sanita Sīle, Ilona Kronberga

The objective of the project is to develop innovative methods for social work in regions of Latvia to reduce risks that cause antisocial behavior in children.

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Article project

Keeping Youth Away from Crime: Searching for Best European Practices 

Author:Sanita Sīle, Ilona Kronberga

The main value of the Project is the priority protection of children's rights in all cases when a child has already entered or is at risk of entering the Justice system and criminal contacts.

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Article project

Outstanding problems of restorative justice, perspective solutions within the European Union. Research on „Mechanisms of the victim compensation in criminal proceedings in EU” (TM/2012/34/EK)  

Author:Ilona Kronberga

The priorities of the project are

  1. supporting victims of crime, and
  2. networking and exchange of best practice among practitioners, including on procedural rights and restorative justice.

The overall objective of the project is to execute and promote knowledge on the recent developments in the European Union. The adoption of the Lisbon Treaty and the abolishment of the third pillar consequently have brought significant changes in the criminal law of each EU Member State.

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Article project

Outstanding problems of restorative justice, perspective solutions within the European Union 

Author:Ilona Kronberga

PROVIDUS task within this project was to carry out the research "Reglamentation of social safety operational measures in European Union" and research "Development of compensation mechanisms in Latvia".

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Article project

Building a Support System to Prevent Juvenile Delinquency 

Author:Ilona Kronberga

In the absence of a complex approach to work with children of social risk groups in Latvia, the objective of this project is to reduce risks of exclusion for children with deviations in social behaviour and to create a safe environment for a successful development of these children.

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Article project

Support for Victims of Crime: Substantial or Nominal. Latvia and Beyond 

Author:Ilona Kronberga

The overall objective of this project is to prevent victimization by enhancing support for victims of crime and fostering a more holistic and healing response to crime, where the needs of the victim, offender and society are equally acknowledged.

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Article project

Restorative Justice vs. Juvenile Delinquency: the Baltic States in the European Dimension 

Author:Ilona Kronberga

The aim of the project was to promote the effective development of Restorative Justice as a response to youth crime in the Baltic States and to enhance mutual knowledge of best practices and initiatives in the field of Restorative Justice in this region and beyond.

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Article project

Workshop ”Juvenile Justice Systems in Europe – Reform Developments and Good Practices” 

Author:Ilona Kronberga

On July 22-23 a workshop "Justice Systems in Europe – Reform Developments and Good Practices” in collaboration with University of Greifswald was organised.

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