On the 16th and 17th of May 2019, delegates from the Eurasian part of the world and beyond participated in the ‘The implementation of community sanctions and measures in Eurasia Conference’ in Tbilisi, Georgia. A lot of knowledge sharing and networking was done by the participants during these two days. The conference was organised in close cooperation with the Georgian Ministry of Justice.

The main topic of the conference was the development and implementation of alternatives to detention in the Eurasian region. Participants from all over the world were interested in the topic, delegates from Uganda, South-Korea and also Portugal were present.

Various countries contributed to the conference programme with presentations, like Ukraine, Moldova, Romania and many more. Four workshops were also part of the program, topics included

  • The role of probation in the pre-trial stage: trends and possibilities
  • Electronic Monitoring 
  • Community Service
  • The role of senior management in building a probation organisation: working alongside international experts

Presentations

The plenary presentation by Pedro Ferreira Marum, Maisons de Justice, Belgium ‘What to consider regarding Electronic Monitoring policy and programs‘ is available via the link.

The workshop presentation by Andrei Iavorschi (Moldova) ‘Electronic Monitoring’ is available via the link.

You can find other presentations below.

Pictures that are taken during the conference are available via our Facebook Page.


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Presentations and Report

Plenary session by the host country: Georgia

Ms. Nino Tkeshelashvili, head of Rehabilitation Programs Division, Georgia

Probation in the pre-trial stage

Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Community Service

Ms. Anna Matczak, Collegium Civitas, Poland / The Hague University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands

The futures of probation

Professor Ioan Durnescu, University of Bucharest, Romania

Country presentation Azerbaijan

Mr. Akshin Ziyadov, Ministry of Justice, Probation Service Azerbaijan

Country presentation Armenia

Arshak Gasparyan, Criminal Justice Consultant

Country presentation Latvia

Imants Jurevičius, Head of Performance Analysis and Development Department, Deputy Head of the Service, Vice-President of the Confederation of European Probation (CEP).

Country presentation Croatia

Jana Špero, Assistant Minister Directorate for Prison System and Probation Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia

Workshop A: The role of probation in the pre-trial stage: trends and possibilities

Imants Jurevičius, Head of Performance Analysis and Development Department, Deputy Head of the Service, Vice-President of the Confederation of European Probation (CEP).

Workshop C: Community Service
Iuliana Carbunaru, Probation Inspector and Vlad Klysha, Head, International Cooperation Unit
Workshop D: The role of senior management in building a probation organisation: working alongside international experts

Jana Špero, Assistant Minister Directorate for Prison System and Probation Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia


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