An online workshop to present a general rehabilitation programme for the Probation service of Armenia took place on 24 September 2021 with participation of representatives of the Ministry of Justice and the Probation Service.
The rehabilitation programme was developed in line with an earlier developed baseline study, and it is tailored to the needs of the probation service in Armenia. The programme can be used for both males and female probation beneficiaries and it is based on cognitive behavioural principles of offender rehabilitation informed by social learning theory. More specialized modules will be added at a later stage for juveniles, females or other vulnerable groups in order to cater to their additional specific needs. The programme as such is a novelty for the Probation Service in Armenia.
The participants discussed and agreed the roadmap for piloting the programme in the upcoming months according to the risks and needs of the probation beneficiaries.
The rehabilitation programme was developed under the framework of the Project “Support the scaling-up of the probation service in Armenia” implemented by the Council of Europe and financed through the Council of Europe Action Plan for Armenia 2019-2022.