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European Conference of Directors of Probation Services
27-28 November 2008, Strasbourg
The Council of Europe organised together with the French Ministry of Justice and the European Organisation for Probation (CEP) a European Conference of Directors of Probation Services. The Conference was addressed to the Directors General of Probation Services, or their representatives, in the Council of Europe member and observer States, representatives of the European Commission and the Secretary General of the European Union and of International Governmental Organisations and Non Governmental Organisations active in the penal field.

The Conference discussed:
- the role and place of probation services in increasing the use of alternatives to custody and in combating prison overcrowding ;
- the ethical and professional standards regarding the use of electronic monitoring and other surveillance techniques.


Speech by Jan Kleijssen, Director of Standard-Setting