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Esther de Graaf

Esther de Graaf

Post-doctoral scientists
32(0)2 629 2594


Esther de Graaf holds a Master’s degree in Criminology (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2010). During two years she gained experience in the field as a mediator in the context of municipal administrative sanctions. She obtained her PhD, which focused on the perception of delinquent boys and professionals in closed youth institutions about placement, conflicts and complaints in 2018. After her PhD she worked as a consultant in special Youth Care. Currently Esther is a post-doctoral researcher at the Strategic Research Programme of CriS. Her research interest are: juveniles in youth institutions, children’s rights, the right to complain


Research Line: Youth Justice Studies



#juvenile justice

#children's rights

#right to complain


Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels