COST Action Offender Supervision in Europe

The work of COST Action IS1106 on Offender Supervision in Europe began on 27th March 2012 at a ‘kick-off’ meeting in Brussels and it concludes with the final conference, back in Brussels, on the 11-12th March 2016. This report reflects on the achievements over the course of four years of complex, challenging, creative and highly … Continued


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STEPS 2 Resettlement

Lead partner: NOMS 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 Union Click on the link to read … Continued


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Creativity and Effectiveness in the Use of Electronic Monitoring as an Alternative to Imprisonment in EU Member States

Funded by: the European Commission. This research project is a partnership between professors from five Universities in Europe; Prof. Anthea Hucklesby (The University of Leeds), Prof. Gill McIvor (The University of Stirling), Prof. Kristel Beyens (Vrije Universiteit, Brussels), Prof. Frieder Dunkel (University of Greifswald) and Prof. Miranda Boone (Utrecht University). It focuses on the potential of electronic monitoring (EM) to provide a credible and workable … Continued


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Circles4EU

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

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

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)

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)

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

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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