The 19th Council of Europe Conference of Directors of Prison and Probation Services was held on 17 and 18 June 2014 in Helsinki (Finland).
It was co-organised with the Finnish Criminal Sanctions Agency and the Ministry of Justice; it brought together the Directors General of the prison and probation services of the 47 Council of Europe member states.
Representatives of the States enjoying observer status with the Council of Europe, the European Union, the UN, EuroPris and the Confederation of European Probation (CEP) were also invited.
Sub-topics discussed at the Conference:
- The right balance between control and care, offender engagement and prison and probation work related to desistence;
- Need for quality evaluation in prison and probation;
- Management of prison and probation services: What is important?