Japan in full preparation for the 3rd World Congress on Probation

After having taken the initiative for the First International Congress on Probation (London 2013) and a successful Second World Congress on Community Corrections (Los Angeles 2015), CEP was very pleased to learn that the Rehabilitation Services of Japan will organise the Third World Congress on Probation in 2017. It is time to see how Japan is preparing for this big event. That is why CEP did an interview with Akiko Tashiro. One of the organisers of the Third World Congress on Probation.

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The five stages of prisoner reentry

Ioan Durnescu, former CEP Board Member and professor and researcher at the Bucharest University, wrote a paper on the five stages of reentry that prisoners go through after they get released from prison. The research was done on 58 former prisoners from the Jilava prison in Bucharest.

Read his paper and an interview with Ioan Durnescu here >>

Brian Heath has been made Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Brian Heath, Board Member of CEP, has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in the UK for services to probation in Jersey. Brian has worked for Jersey Probation and After Care Service (JPACS) since 1983. He became Chief Probation Officer in 1999. Brian has been a key driver in innovation and development in probation practice design.

CEP congratulates Brian Heath on this important and richly deserved award and acknowledgement of his contribution to probation.

PNBI wins award for Changing Lives app

As part of adopting and developing innovative digital technologies to deliver probation services, the Probation Board for Northern Ireland, created a mobile application called 'Changing Lives' for people under supervision. This app provides support for people on probation through a journal to capture thoughts, a calendar to help remember appointments, useful information on Probation, advice on mental health/addictions, and an easy to use contacts section.

The App was launched in October 2016 and has created a lot of international interest with its innovative approach to reducing the causes of offending behavior.. In June 2017 this pioneering approach was recognised by a highly experienced panel of Judges at the Digital DNA where it won App of the Year.”

Drink&Drive programme in Moldova

The Dutch Probation Services and the Romanian Probation Directorate succesfully implemented project Drink&Drive Programme Moldova, financed by the Dutch Embassy in Romania.  The project equipped the National Probation Inspectorate from Moldova with a new rehabilitation programme that can be used in working with offenders. The programme is available in seven probation services in Moldova.


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