Circles4EU – completed

Lead partner: Avans university of Applied Sciences (NL) Aim of the Circles4EU 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 … Continued


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

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 Click on the link for more information about the project.


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Prisons of the Future – completed

Many countries are searching for alternatives to regular imprisonment, due to prison overcrowding or budget cuts. A current alternative to regular imprisonment is home detention, combined with electronic monitoring. Whereas imprisonment isolates offenders from society on almost all areas of life, home detention restricts only a few areas of life. A continuum of alternatives to … Continued


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Serious Offending by Mobile European Criminals (SOMEC) – completed

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) Please click on the link for more information about the SOMEC project.


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Strategic Targeting of Recidivism Through Evaluation and Measurement (STREAM) – completed

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: … Continued


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

Lead partner: Schleswig-Holsteinian Association for Social Responsibility in Criminal Justice, Victim and Offender Treatment (D) Aim of the project Restorative Justice at post-sentencing level; supporting and protecting victims: 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 … Continued


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interagency cooperation

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

Lead partner: Ministry of Justice of Meckelenburg-Pommerania (D) Aim of the Justice Cooperation Network 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) For more information on the project, click … Continued


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Criminal Justice Social Work (CJSW) – completed

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 … Continued


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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 … Continued


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