Completed projects

STEPS 2 Resettlement

Lead partner: NOMS
This project aims to support the effective delivery of Framework Decision (FD) 2008/909/JHA (transfer of prisoners) by investigating and analyzing the legal and practical obstacles that may hinder its implementation and execution in all Member States (MS).
Funded by:  Criminal Justice Programme of the European Union

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Creativity and Effectiveness in the Use of Electronic Monitoring as an Alternative to Imprisonment in EU Member States

This research project is a partnership between professors from five Universities in Europe; Prof. Anthea Hucklesby (The University of Leeds), Prof. Gill McIvor (The University of Stirling), Prof. Kristel Beyens (Vrije Universiteit, Brussels), Prof. Frieder Dunkel (University of Greifswald) and Prof. Miranda Boone (Utrecht University).

It focuses on the potential of electronic monitoring (EM) to provide a credible and workable alternative to imprisonment, therefore assisting in the management and reduction of EU prison populations.
Funded by: the European Commission.

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Circles4EU

Lead partner: Avans university of Applied Sciences (NL)
Aim of the project: to further implement Circles of Support & Accountability across Europe, to increase the knowledge on successful (cross-national) implementation, to establish of a Knowledge Centre on Circles (implementation.
Countries involved: The Netherlands, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Spain, UK (project associate Czech Republic)
EU funding programme: DAPHNE III

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Desistance and restorative justice: Mechanisms for desisting from crime within restorative justice practices

Lead partner: European Forum for Restorative Justice
Aim of the project: to identify the contribution of Restorative Justice to desistance and why does it work. EU funding programme: criminal justice funding programme (JPEN)
Countries involved: Belgium, Austria, UK

Serious Offending by Mobile European Criminals (SOMEC)

Lead partner: National Offender Management Service (UK)
Aim of the project: to improve cross-border information sharing on (high-risk) travelling offenders.
Countries involved: UK, Latvia, the Netherlands, Spain (project associates from UK, EUROPOL).
EU funding programme: Prevention of and Fight against crime (ISEC)
You can download the Project Newsletters here: December 2013 / May 2014 / September 2014. 

Strategic Targeting of Recidivism Through Evaluation and Measurement (STREAM)

Lead partner: National Offender Management Service (UK)
Aim of the project: to promote and to facilitate the use of programme evaluation in probation, to evaluate the Recommendation on Probation of the Council of Europe and to provide recommendations for improved implementation of the Recommendation.
Countries involved: UK, Italy, Romania (project associate: Malta)
EU funding programme: criminal justice funding programme (JPEN)

For more information on the project, click here to visit the STREAM website.

Restorative Justice at post-sentencing level; supporting and protecting victims

Lead partner: Schleswig-Holsteinian Association for Social Responsibility in Criminal Justice, Victim and Offender Treatment (D)
Aim of the project: to make Restorative Justice more accessible for victims and improve victims arrangements in RJ (notably in prison settings).
Countries involved: Germany, Belgium, Croatia, Portugal, Spain, UK (project associate: Bosnia-Herzegovina, European Forum for Restorative Justice)
EU funding programme: criminal justice funding programme (JPEN)

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Justice Cooperation Network (JCN) – European treatment and transition management of high risk offenders

Lead partner: Minsitry of Justice of Meckelenburg-Pommerania (D)
Aim of the project: to identify and to exchange best practice in management of high risk offenders.
Countries involved: Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Italy, Finland (project associates: Belgium, Slovakia, Slovenia)
EU funding programme: criminal justice funding programme (JPEN)

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Criminal Justice Social Work (CJSW)

Lead partner: Avans University of Applied Sciences (NL)
Aim of the project: to create a common European approach in Forensic Social Work by developing comprehensive and complementary higher education teaching modules and modules for continuing education of probation officers.
Countries involved: the Netherlands, France, Latvia, Norway, Romania, Turkey, UK
EU funding programme: Erasmus – Life Long Learning Programme

Developing a Methodology to Collect Data on Community Sanctions and Measures and Attrition Rates in Europe (DECODEUR CSM)

Lead partner: European Institute for Crime Prevention – HEUNI (FI)
Aim of the project: to design a common European statistical methodology for data on community sanctions and measures in a national context.
Countries involved: Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Turkey, UK, Albania
EU funding programme: Prevention of and Fight against crime (ISEC)

Sustaining Probation Officers’ Resilience in Europe (SPORE)

Lead partner: State Probation Service of Latvia
Aim of the project: to identify and share experiences concerning the examples of good practice in probation agencies in Europe, to strengthen the resources and support mechanisms of the institutions to keep the resilience and wellness of employees and avert burnout, stress and trauma.
Countries involved: Latvia, Bulgaria, Estonia, the Netherlands, UK
EU funding programme: criminal justice funding programme (JPEN)

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Implementation Support for Transferring of European Probation Sentences (ISTEP)

Lead partner: National Offender Management Service (UK)
Aim of the project: with regard to the implementation of EU Council Framework Decision 2008/947/JHA the project aims to enhance the ability of probation agencies and sentencers within each EU Member State to understand clearly and have confidence in probation processes and procedures within each legal jurisdiction across the European Union. This is done by producing a detailed description of the suspended sentences, alternative sanctions and conditional sentences that exist within each legal jurisdiction within the European Union. In addition it is planned to hold a series of meetings in which the issues and procedures surrounding the pre and early implementation phases can be discussed and resolved by Member State representatives.
Countries involved: UK, Bulgaria, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain
EU funding programme: criminal justice funding programme (JPEN)

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Developing the Use of Technical Tools in Cross-Border Resettlement (DUTT)

Lead partner: London Probation Trust
Aim of the project: in preparation for the Framework Decisions 2008/947 & 2008/909 to trial and study the effectiveness of two specific technical tools: video-conference technology (VCT) and touch screen facility (TSF) to improve access to resettlement information for offenders.
Countries involved: UK, Latvia, the Netherlands
EU funding programme: criminal justice funding programme (JPEN)

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Improving knowledge and practice of restorative justice (in criminal matters) by international comparative research

Lead partner: Schleswig-Holsteinischer Verband für soziale Strafrechtspflege (D)
Aim of the project: to identify and to exchange best practices in restorative justice.
Countries involved: Germany, Estonia, Hungary, UK, Russia + European Forum for Restorative Justice
EU funding programme: criminal justice funding programme (JPEN)

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Developing Offender Management In Corrections In Europe (DOMICE)

Lead Partner: National Offender Management Service (UK)
Aim of the project: to improve mutual knowledge and exchange best practice in integrated Case Management in all European Prison and Probation administrations.
Countries involved: UK, Bulgaria, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain
EU funding programme: criminal justice funding programme (JPEN)

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Circles: Together for Safety

Lead Partner: Avans University of Applied Sciences (NL)
Aim of the project: to study the conditions for the successful introduction of an innovative and effective method to monitor sex offenders in the community.
Countries involved: the Netherlands, Belgium, UK
EU funding programme:

DAPHNE IIITo download the European Handbook on the impementation of COSA, click here.

Strengthening Transnational Approaches to Reduce Reoffending (STARR)

Lead Partner: London Probation Trust
Aim of the project: to offer an EU-wide view on What Works in reducing offending, to identify and develop models of good practice, with an initial emphasis on 3 priority areas (youth crime, domestic violence, drugs& alcohol abuse), and to develop evidence-based processes for identifying and sharing good practice in future.
Countries involved: UK, Bulgaria, France, Hungary
EU funding programme: Prevention of and Fight against crime (ISEC)

Reducing Influences that Radicalise Prisoners (RIRP)

Lead Partner: London Probation Trust
Aim of the project: to identify good practice in reducing the influences that radicalise prisoners and develop a training programme for staff working in corrections with offenders vulnerable to radicalisation.
Countries involved: UK, Germany, Spain
EU funding programme: Prevention of and Fight against crime (ISEC)

Preparation of the practical implementation of the framework decision on the mutual recognition of probation measures

Lead Partner: Federal Public Service Justice (B)
Aim of the project: to accompany the implementation of Framework Decision on the Transfer of Probation Sanctions and Alternative Measures (2008/947/JHA) by providing means for the next EU Presidencies (particularly by means of the national fact sheets) to intensively follow up the last phases of implementing the Framework Decision. A second objective is to produce good practice with a view to setting up a standard method for accompanying the implementation of mutual recognition instruments in the future.
Countries involved: Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxemburg, Slovakia, Spain, UK
EU funding programme: criminal justice funding programme (JPEN)

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