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The Committee of Ministers adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2021)6 regarding the assessment, management and reintegration of persons accused or convicted of a sexual offence and took note of its Explanatory Memorandum

Strasbourg 20.10.2021
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On 20 October 2021 the Committee of Ministers at the 1415th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies, took note of the abridged report of the 79th plenary meeting of the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) (Strasbourg, 28-30 June 2021), adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2021)6 regarding the assessment, management and reintegration of persons accused or convicted of a sexual offence and took note of its Explanatory Memorandum.        

The recommendation acknowledges that sexual offences cause significant and lasting harm to victims and their immediate environment and that it is vital to reduce sexual reoffending through targeted risk assessment and individualised treatment and intervention plans, in order to achieve successful social reintegration.

The recommendation contains a set of guidelines addressed to the national authorities, in the first place to the prison and probation services, to help them review their legislation, policies and practice as necessary.

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