As well as President of the Confederation of European Probation (CEP) Gerry McNally is Assistant Director in the Probation Service in Ireland (www.probation.ie ). During his career with the Probation Service since 1978, he has worked all areas of the Service, in prisons, courts and community supervision, as a probation officer and as a manager. He currently has responsibility for research, legislation and related initiatives in the Probation Service and is a member of the Probation Service Senior Management Team. Gerry is also a member of the Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development ACJRD council (www.acjrd.ie).
Gerry McNally has published papers and made conference and workshop presentations on probation related issues and topics over many years. He has been also been joint-editor of the Irish Probation Journal (Published by the Probation Service and Probation Board for Northern Ireland). His most recent publication, ‘James P. Organ, the ‘Irish System’ and the Origins of Parole’, is in Irish Probation Journal, Volume 16 (https://bit.ly/2MUjb0m ). He has particular interest in the facilitating of the transfer of supervised community measures and sanctions in Europe and the implementation of EU Framework Decision 947/2008.