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Training Course "Working with Offenders in the Community", Phase 1

Event date: 10.09.2012
In project Development of probation service

The first phase of the training course was held in Perm from 10 to 14 September 2012. The training programme was organised for the staff of Perm Correctional Services to teach them key methods and techniques enabling them to provide supervision and social rehabilitation of offenders in community-based alternatives to prison. Besides FSIN correctional officers and psychologists, two police officers working with young offenders and two members of the Ombudsman's Office for Perm Region took part in the training.

The training had already been implemented in St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg and proved successful.

UK trainers Andrew Bernhardt (University of Hertfordshire) and Keith Davies (Kingston University), former Probation Officers with experience in dealing with a wide range of criminal behaviour and also in the use of varied correctional methods both in prison and in the community, assisted in developing this project since 2006 and worked as trainers both in previous projects run by Citizens' Watch in St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg.

The second phase of the training in Perm is planned to take place in February 2012. 

 

We hope that equipped with the knowledge and skills required of professional probation staff, Russian correctional officers will be able to provide their own responsive and effective means of reducing offending and rehabilitating offenders. They will use techniques and methods of working with offenders and enhance cooperation with other available services. It will hopefully result in lower rate of re-offence, lower rate of breaching the conditions of probation set by court, more cases of successful social reintegration of offenders, and in general better protection of the public.

 



Event date: 10.09.2012
In project Development of probation service



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