In October 2013, the Confederation of European Probation (CEP) launched the First World Congress on Probation. They organised it to bring together practitioners and those with an interest in probation and community justice from across the globe to share their knowledge and experience. The Congress provided participants with the opportunity to examine and discuss new and changing probation practices which aim to support offenders in moving away from a life of crime.
After the first successful World Congress, two other editions have been organised. The Second World Congress on Probation was organised by the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) and the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA) in Los Angeles, USA.
The Third World Congress on Probation was held in Tokyo, Japan and organised by the Rehabilitation Services of Japan.