Since 2013 there has been a series of very successful World Congresses on Probation in London, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Sydney. CEP, and its members, have played a central role in making each World Congress an invaluable meeting place for experts and leaders in probation worldwide to learn from each other, exchange good practices and share new ideas. The 5th World Congress on Probation and Parole was scheduled to be held in Canada in 2021 but had, unfortunately, to be deferred due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

The 5th World Congress on Probation and Parole will now take place in Ottawa, Canada between 28th September and 1st October 2022. The theme of the Congress will be No One Left Behind, Building Community Capacity. This broad theme provides an opportunity for a wide range of plenary presentations and workshops ranging from community measures and sanctions to post-custody, transition and resettlement. It will encompass examples of good practice in working with communities, marginalised groups, specialised interventions and research findings as well as policy and practice innovations.

There are strong cultural as well as working links between many European countries and Canada. For many, there is ongoing engagement with Canada on criminal justice developments such as risk and need assessment and working with restorative justice initiatives. This World Congress will be a not-to-be-missed opportunity for CEP members to attend, meet and share with international colleagues and contribute presentations.

CEP strongly encourages members, researchers and academics to contribute presentations to and attend the 5th World Congress on Probation and Parole in Ottawa, Canada between 28th September and 1st October 2022.

Visit the official 5th World Congress website for further information and to register. You can also find further information and links on the CEP website

From 28th September until 1st October 2022, the 5th World Congress on Probation and Parole will take place in Ottawa, Canada. The event will explore the challenges, opportunities and success stories involved in building community capacity and sustaining partnerships that support successful reintegration for diverse groups of offenders in an evolving global environment.

The conference location is the Delta Hotel in Ottawa, Canada.

Watch the “Welcome to Ottawa” video here

Visit the official conference website here.



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