Strengthening the Probation Service in Armenia
17 nov. 2023Yerevan, Armenia 17/11/2023
A wide group of relevant state agencies and organisations engaged in a workshop dedicated to...
17 nov. 2023
Penitentiary and probation staff gain knowledge on revised Risk and Needs Assessment Tool before pilotingTsaghkadzor, Armenia 17/11/2023
In a notable step forward within the "Strengthening the Probation Service in Armenia" Project,...
19 juin 2023
A workshop on cooperation between Probation service and its partners on resocialisation and e-monitoring of probation beneficiariesTsaghkadzor, Armenia 16/06/2023
On 9-10 June 2023, a multiagency workshop took place in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia on the topic of...
27 mars 2023
Starting two new continuation Projects ‘’Strengthening the Protection of the Rights of Persons in Detention” and “Strengthening the Probation Service in Armenia”Yerevan, Armenia 24/03/2023
The first joint Steering Committee (SC) Meeting of the Projects “Strengthening the Protection of...
1 mars 2023
Director of Programme Co-ordination visits the Vocational Training Centre for Probation BeneficiariesArarat, Armenia 23/02/2023
During his recent visit to Armenia, Council of Europe Director of Programme Co-ordination Claus...
Start date: 1 January 2023
Duration: 24 months
Budget: EUR 500,000
Donor: The Council of Europe Action Plan for Armenia 2023-2026
Partners: Ministry of Justice of the epublic of Armenia, Probation Service
Contact person: Mr Arman Poghosyan, Senior Project Officer
Building upon the results achieved from the implementation of the Project “Support the scaling-up of the probation service in Armenia”, the Project “Strengthening the Probation Service in Armenia” financed by Council of Europe Action Plan for Armenia 2023 – 2026 assists national authorities in facilitating the use of probation services in the country, thus enhancing community safety and the fair administration of justice.
It is implemented in close cooperation and partnership with the Ministry of Justice and State Probation Service, as well as other national stakeholders, including civil society organisations active in are of probation.
The Project will focus on accomplishing the following outcomes:
- The knowledge and skills of probation officers on probation methods, risks and needs assessment tool and rehabilitation programmes are enhanced thanks to effective and sustainable training centres and regular staff evaluation;
- The co-operation among all actors of the criminal justice system on the basis of a shared understanding of new Probation service functions and respective roles and responsibilities is enhanced;
- The accessibility by offenders to effective rehabilitation/resocialisation programmes is enhanced;
- E-probation system is further updated and supported to become operational.
The key documents for this Project are Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)1 on the Council of Europe Probation Rules, Recommendation CM/Rec(2017)3 on the European Rules on community sanctions and measures, Recommendation CM/Rec(2014)4 on electronic monitoring, Rec. R (2003) 22 concerning conditional release, as well as the findings and the recommendations of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) and the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).