Lucília Maria das Neves Franco Morgadinho Gago took office as Attorney General on October 2018.
Lucília Gago was born in Lisbon on the 26th of August 1956 and graduated in Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon 1978 and in 1980 joined the Center for Judiciary Studies.
As a Magistrate of the Public Prosecution Service, Lucília Gago was, from 1981 onwards, a Delegate to the Attorney General, in Civil and Correctional Courts.
Lucília Gago was promoted to Public Prosecutor in 1994 and worked at the Department for Investigation and Penal Action and in the Juvenile and Family Court of Lisbon. Between 2002 and 2005, Lucília Gago was Coordinator of the Public Prosecutors of this Court.
After being promoted to Deputy Attorney General in September 2005, Lucília Gago performed her duties at the Attorney General's Office of the Lisbon District until 2012 where she represented the Public Prosecution Services in the criminal section of the Lisbon Appeal Court. Here, Lucília Gago was also working on judicial cooperation on criminal matters.
Between 2012 and 2016, Lucília Gago was a coordinator and lecturer in Family and Minors Law at the Center for Judiciary Studies and participated in the development of several E-Books, including “Domestic Violence – sociological, psychological and legal implications of the phenomenon”.
During 2016 and 2017, Lucília Gago was Director of the Department for Investigation and Penal Action of Lisbon and, in 2017, performed her duties at the Attorney General’s Office where she created, developed and coordinated a Cabinet of national scope for the coordination of the Public Prosecution Services in Family, Children and Youngsters matters.
Since 2009, Lucília Gago is the Attorney General’s Office representative at the Nacional Commission for the Protection of Children and Youngsters in Peril and the National Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Children and Youngsters.
In October 12th, 2018, Lucília Gago took office as Attorney General.
João Lázaro is the Executive President of the Portuguese Association for Victim Support (APAV) and President of Victim Support Europe (VSE).
Holder of a Bachelor degree in Law and a post-graduate degree in Victim-Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice, João is also a practicing lawyer. João has worked with APAV since 1995, starting out as its Secretary General until 2007 when he became CEO, right until 2010 when he was elected Executive President, therefore with administration and management roles with regards to human resources.
Within VSE, João has been a member of the Board since 2008 and was recently elected President after four years serving as its Vice-President.
João has had important working positions within several renowned national associations and has been a lecturer in different criminology courses in distinguished Portuguese Universities. He was also an expert for Directorate A of Directorate General Justice and Internal Affairs of the European Commission.
Throughout the years he has been a speaker to several conferences on topics related to the rights of victims of crime and support services to crime victims. He has four articles published on restorative justice, as well as on victimization.
Levant Altan is the Executive Director at Victim Support Europe since November 2014.
Before joining Victim Support Europe, he worked as Principal Legal Adviser at Milieu Ltd, a multi-disciplinary consultancy, where he led a team running various multi-country projects on justice and home affairs.
Levant worked twice for the European Commission (DG Justice) as a national expert. During that time he was responsible for drafting and negotiating the EU Directive establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime.
Prior to this, Levent had been working for around 10 years as a UK civil servant in the Ministry of Justice, the Home Office and the Cabinet Office.
Cristina Soeiro is Vice-President of the Board of the Portuguese Association for Victim Support – APAV and holds a PhD in Psychology of Justice from the University of Minho.
Since 1990, she has worked as a Senior Specialist at the Judiciary Police School where she is responsible for the Psychology and Selection Office.
Cristina Soeiro is the Coordinator of the Bachelor in Criminal Psychology and the Master in Forensic and Criminal Psychology at the Higher Institute of Health Sciences Egas Moniz. She has coordinated research projects in the field of Forensic and Criminal Psychology (applied to the context of police work).
Miguel Ângelo Gomes Eugénio Carmo, is is an Advisor to the Cabinet of the Attorney General.
Miguel was born on June 7th, 1972 and graduated in Law in the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon and attended, at the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences of the same Faculty, a Post-Graduate Course on Sanctions and Regulatory Authority Law.
Miguel has been a Public Prosecutor since 1998. His professional path as Deputy Prosecutor took place in the Courts of Alcácer do Sal, Sesimbra e Santiago do Cacém, always on the generic jurisdiction.
From 2009 to 2012 (full time) and from 2014 to 2017 (part time) Miguel was a lecturer of civil, corporate and civil procedural law and at the Center for Judicial Studies. From 2009 to this date, Miguel has been a member of the jury for the written and oral entrance exams for the Center.
Miguel was promoted to the category of Public Prosecutor in 2013 when we has selected for the Juvenile and Family Court of Santiago do Cacém.
Since 2012 to the present, Miguel is an Advisor to the Cabinet of the Attorney General.
Miguel is also a current member of the Central Authority for the Convention on the International Protection of Adults; was nominated as coordinator of the Working Group for the definition of the Public Prosecution Service’s strategy to combat domestic violence; and was also nominated by the Attorney General for the Multidisciplinary Technical Team for the Improvement of Prevention and Combat against Domestic Violence.
Miguel has been participating in several conferences in Portugal and abroad as a speaker on different topics, the most recent ones being the treatment given to victims as party to the criminal proceedings, combat against domestic violence, the intervention of the Public Prosecution Service in the civil and civil procedural jurisdiction, the safeguard of diffuse interests and unfit adults and, finally, the new regime on the accompaniment of adults.
Miguel was a trainer of the special courses of the Public Prosecution Services of Angola, Giné-Bissau, Mozambique and Cape Verde and is a trainer on hate crimes certified by the Portuguese Association for Victim Support.
Miguel has several publications on the Center for Judicial Studies’ Journal and was a co-author of the “Comentários às Leis Penais Extravagantes”, Volumes I an II, of the Catholic University Press.
Carla Ferreira graduated in Criminology from the Faculty of Law of the University of Oporto, in 2011, she is a founding member of the Portuguese Association of Criminology (2012), and she cooperates with APAV since 2010, initially as an intern and volunteer Victim Support Worker at the Victim Support Office of Oporto.
Carla completed her curricular internship at the same Victim Support Office and also at APAV’s Oporto Headquarters, where she participated in the project “Children and Youth: Understanding, Intervening and Preventing Violence”. In 2015, she took the role of Operational Manager in CARE Specialised Network - Support to Children and Youngsters victims of Sexual Violence, and the RAFAVH Specialised network - Support to Family and Friends of Victims of Homicide, in which she still collaborates. Carla was also involved in the development of the “CARE Handbook - Support Children and Youngsters victims of Sexual Violence”. Carla is currently the Technical Manager of the CARE Network and the CARE Project.
Antony Pemberton was born in 1975 in London, UK, and he is currently a Professor of Restorative Justice at the Leuven Institute of Criminology as well as a Senior Researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR), in Amsterdam.
As part of the latter position he is seconded to Tilburg University as a professor of Victimology. His research is a wide-ranging attempt to gain further insight into victimological perspectives on justice. In doing so he draws on a variety of source disciplines, including political science, social and moral psychology, criminology, legal philosophy, ethics and criminal law. Much of his work has a strong theoretical emphasis, but includes empirical studies as well, while maintaining a clear link with victim-oriented policy and other practical applications.
Antony has published over 80 articles, books and book chapters on the subject of victimology. Amongst others he has co-authored a book on victims of terrorism, co-edited a volume on victims of international crimes, published a series of articles connecting social and clinical psychology to victimology in theories of restorative justice and completed evaluations of the Dutch victim impact statement, mediation in criminal proceedings and the European Union Framework Decision on victims in criminal proceedings.
He is the daily supervisor of seven PhD-students. As an adviser to the EU he played aa key role in the development of the EU-directive on victims’ rights. In 2013 he was awarded a personal VENI-grant from the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO). In 2015 his PhD-student Eva Mulder was awarded a Research Talent grant from the same organisation. As main proposer in 2018 he was awarded a COST-Action (CA18121) on Cultures of Victimology. The action will run from 2019 to 2023.
Antony is specialised in several topics such as cultural victimology, narrative victimology, restorative justice, victims in a political context, ethics and victimization. Development of research proposals, (EU-) research projects, victimological education.
Simon Green is the Associate Dean for Research & Enterprise at the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education and a Reader of Criminology at the University of Hull.
Simon's doctoral research explored the theoretical, ideological and political conception of community in the crime control arena. Since then his research interests have focused on: restorative justice, power and agency, victimology and reducing re-offending. Most recently these research interests have consolidated around the victims of crime and exploitation. He is currently the Vice-Chair of a EU-funded COST Action (CA18121: Cultures of Victimology: Understanding processes of victimisation across Europe) and has recently completed a British Academy project called: 'Giving Victims' Voice: a strengths-based investigation into victim identities’. He is also interested in modern slavery and exploitation and is lead on a Police and University Network of Knowledge (PUNK) project to develop training around child exploitation and virtual reality crime scene scenarios.
Francisca Van Dunem was born in Luanda in 1955 and graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon in July 1977. Francisca is a Public Prosecutor since September 1979.
She was a teacher of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedural Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon between 1977 and 1979. She was an adviser to at the High Authority against Corruption, between 1985 and 1987, on a service commission and a Delegate of the Prosecutor of the Republic to the Labour Court, to the Criminal Investgation Court of Lisbon and to the Department of Investigation and Penal Action of Lisbon. She was part of the Attorney General's Office between 1999 and 2001 and Director of the Department of Investigation and Penal Action in Lisbon between 2001 and 2007. Between 2007 and 2015, Francisca took office as District Attorney General of Lisbon and in 2015 she suspended her functions to take office as Minister of Justice of the XXI Constitutional Government. She was a member of the European Judicial Network in criminal matters between 2003 and 2007 and a Representative of the Superior Council of the Public Ministry in the Mission Unit for Penal Reform. Francisca has also integrated member of the 2009 Criminal Procedure Code Review Commission and was a representative of Portugal in several meetings and Technical Committees of International Organizations, namely the European Committee for Criminal Problems, of the Council of Europe and the European Observatory of Racist and Xenophobic Phenomena of the European Union. Member of the Superior Council of the Public Ministry and representative of the Superior Council of the Public Ministry in the Management Council of the Centre for Judicial Studies.
Between 1970 and 1974, Manuel António Ferreira Antunes worked as a lawyer and secondary school teacher.
In 1975, as Delegate of the Prosecutor of the Republic, he was provisionally appointed as a 3rd class inspector of the Judiciary Police.
On September 14, 1979, , he served in the Porto Directorate of the Judiciary Police as deputy director, where he remained until May 25, 1981, when he was placed in the Directorate-General to directly assist the General Director.
On May 6, 1983, he was appointed Director of the then-called Judicial Police School, a position he held until 1990. In that year he took the position of Director of the Superior Institute of the Judiciary Police and Criminal Sciences, which he held until 2002. On July 31, 2001, on the proposal of the National Director of the Judiciary Police, and according to the merit regulation of such Police force, he was awarded the gold badge.
With regard to APAV, he assumed the Vice-Presidency of the installing Commission between 1990 and 1994; he was Vice-President of the Board between 1994 and 1997, and took the Presidency for 3 terms (1998-2000, 2001-2003, and 2004-2006). From 2013 to the present, he holds the position of Chairman of the Fiscal Council.
Frederico Moyano Marques is a practicing Lawyer and Senior Adviser and Chief Operations Officer at the Portuguese Association for Victim Support – APAV.
Frederico is also the Technical manager of European projects in different areas related to the rights of victims of crime, namely project Infovictims focused on the right to information, project Protasis, on online identity theft, and project Victims and Mediation, on the victim's participation in Restorative Justice Mechanisms.
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