What we want to achieve in probation development
Our work in probation development introduces and enhances effective practices for the reintegration of ex-offenders back into the community, conditional sentencing, and community service. By doing so, the programme contributes to more proportionate sanctioning, a reduction of overcrowded prisons, a lower re-offending rate and more efficient use of funding in criminal sanctioning as alternative sanctions are cheaper to execute than prison sentences. By organising peer-to-peer trainings and contacts, capacity enhancement and strategic institutional support are provided through the transfer of knowledge and skills. The aim of all this is to make the criminal sanctioning systems more humane, and societies safer.
Current probation projects
- Strengthening the Probation Service and the System of Alternative Sanctions in Montenegro and Serbia
- Assistance in Implementing the Strategy of the Penal System in the Republic of Armenia (AISPIRA) (begin Oct. 2020)
- Probation and Alternative Sanctions in Ukraine