Projects

There have ben several projects initiated to support the implementation of the three framework decisions on probation. You can find an overview of the projects here.

 


Developing Offender Management In Corrections In Europe (DOMICE)

Aim of the DOMICE 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)Click on the link to read the Domice Literature Review.The system maps that were produced during the DOMICE project are still being updated. Click on the link to see the updated DOMICE systemmaps.

STEPS 2 Resettlement

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 UnionClick on the link to read the final report of the STEPS 2 project.

Implementation Support for Transferring of European Probation Sentences (ISTEP)

Lead partner: National Offender Management Service (UK)
Aim of the ISTEP 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)

Click on the link  to read the ISTEP Handbook ‘Implementation Support for the Transfer of European Probation Sentences’.


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

Lead partner: London Probation Trust
Aim of the DUTT 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)

Click on the links to read a short summary, and the final conference report.


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)

To visit the project website, click here.