Joelza M. A. Pires, graduated since 1984 in Medicine from Federal University of Bahia (UFBA/1984) and a Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences (Paediatrics) at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS/2003). She is completing the doctoral degree in the graduate program in child and adolescent health of UFRGS. She is a specialist in Paediatrics by the Brazilian Society of Paediatrics (SBP). She is a domestic violence expert at the University of Sao Paulo (USP). She is the President of the Foundation of Educational Service of Rio Grande do Sul (FASE/RS) for delinquency juvenile in the management 2011-2015. She has an experience in Social Paediatrics working mainly on the following themes: violence against children and adolescents, sexual abuse and exploitation of children and adolescents, families in situation of vulnerability and social risk, domestic violence, juvenile delinquency, restorative practices, non-violent communication and culture of peace.


Statement of the problem: The teenage offender is the result of a number of factors associated with their vulnerable condition, victim of social exclusion, and although they are not the main perpetrators of violence, relate to her so ambivalent, as victim, as aggressor. There are many risk factors, few responsible for them; In addition to the parental abandonment, father absence, truancy, of street children, drug use and many other violations of human rights. The Fundacao de Atendimento Socioeducativo of Rio Grande do Sul (FASE-RS) is responsible for the implementation of educational measures, applied by Regional Courts of Childhood and Adolescent for offenders teens. The purpose of this study is to describe and analyse the management of FASE-RS, focusing on the fundamental rights of adolescents deprived of liberty and the governmental responsibility of implement, public policies national and State between 2002 to 2014.


Methodology & Theoretical Orientation: Is a qualitative study of organizational-historical exploration using content analysis, interview techniques, analysis of documents and participant observation. As research tool we will use semi-structured interviews with open issues applied in specific social representations: Presidents (managers), judges and prosecutors from childhood.


Findings: The current population is around 1367 teenagers, between 12 and 21 years old, fulfilling educational measures in juvenile justice institution.  The State shall ensure, with full protection and absolute priority, for all the teenagers, deprived of liberty, the right to life, health, food, education, leisure, professional training, culture, dignity, respect, freedom, family and community living, besides putting them safe from all forms of negligence, discrimination, exploitation, violence, cruelty and oppression (ECA-1990).


Conclusion & Significance: The Government plans do not include in his re-socialization priorities of adolescents deprived of freedom, in disagreement with the law. The final result will be included before October.

Recent Publications

1.        Andrés Villaveces; Lisa A. DeRoo (Dec. 2008) Child delinquency and the prophylaxis of crime in early 20th-century Latin America. Rev Panam Salud Publica vol.24 n.6 Washington.

2.        Van der Put and de Ruiter (2016). Child maltreatment victimization by type in relation to criminal recidivism in juvenile offenders. BMC Psychiatry 16:24.

3.        Rapp L. (Apr.2016).Delinquent-Victim Youth-Adapting a Trauma-Informed Approach for the Juvenile Justice System. J Evid Inf Soc Work.  25:1-6.

4.        Simons I, Mulder E, Rigter H, Breuk R, van der Vaart W, Vermeiren R. (2016 Sep). Family-Centered Care in Justice Institutions: A Mixed Methods Study Protocol. 12; 5(3):e177.

5.        Synder H, Sickmund M (2011) International Centre for Prison Studies. University of Essex; Juvenile offenders and victims: 2006 national report. Washington, DC: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; 2006