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Boosting probation staff performance: innovating evaluation and monitoring discussed at working group meeting

The 2nd working group meeting of representatives from the Council of Europe, the Ministry of Justice, and the Probation Service in Armenia, discussed the ways of enhancing probation staff evaluation methods. Highlighting a shared commitment to aligning Armenia's Probation Service with the relevant Council of Europe standards, the meeting underscored the pivotal role of Council of Europe's guidance in advancing this aspect of justice reform.

Throughout active discussions, the group examined insights from various European countries, drawing on the Council of Europe's extensive expertise to inform their debate. Key on the agenda was the development of a tailored system for assessing probation staff performance, considering Armenia's specific needs while leveraging successful models from Council of Europe member states. Proposed frameworks for evaluating and monitoring probation staff in Armenia were thoroughly discussed by the participants.

In conclusion, attendees agreed on the model proposed by local and international consultants aimed at enhancing Armenia's probation service through an upgraded assessment and monitoring system, rooted in the principles of accountability and transparency upheld by the Council of Europe. This event not only underscored a unanimous dedication to embracing the Council of Europe's knowledge and expertise but also marked a crucial step towards realizing tangible improvements in efficiency and quality of the Probation service, laying the groundwork for continued progress in the next phase.

The event was organised within the Project Strengthening the Probation Service in Armenia implemented within the framework of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Armenia 2023-2026.

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