On 28th November 2023, CEP organised the meeting of the two Expert Groups on Domestic Violence and Sex Offenders at the Centre for Legal Studies and Judicial Training in Barcelona, Catalonia – Spain.

This was a crucial meeting aimed at presenting the work done by these two groups upon until now. Discussing the configuration of the new expert group that will bring the two groups together under the name Gender-based Violence in Probation and to examine, discuss and agree on the plan and direction for the coming 2 years.

13 experts from ten European jurisdictions participated in the expert meeting of the domestic violence and sex offenders expert groups.


Presentations at this meeting were  focused on a summary of the work done by the two Expert Groups until now:

Professor Kieran McCartan – Professor at UWE Bristol University, Chair of the Sex Offenders Expert Group.

Ms Sarah Henfrey – Chartered & Registered Practitioner Forensic Psychologist – Strategy, Planning & Performance Directorate, HMPPS, former Chair of the Domestic Violence expert group.


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CEP will send out a Call for Expert Nominations for the new Expert Group on Gender-based violence in Probation. If you are a CEP member expert on Gender-based violence in Probation and want to submit your nomination for taking part in this Expert Group please send an email to secr@cep-probation.org and we will inform you on the procedure to follow.


Click here to view the report.


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