With overwhelming caseloads, probation officers may need risks and needs assessment tools as they provide an important data point in the effort to identify the risk factors for criminal recidivism, protective factors and needs and assign an appropriate level of supervision. Nowadays, there are a plethora of assessment tools, reflecting the diversity of offending and service users. There are general assessment tools and specialist ones (such as those for sexual offenders, domestic violence perpetrators, extremists, or for the various forms of mental illness and learning disability).

On Wednesday 30th November 2022 CEP organized a webinar on the topic of assessment in the field of Probation. CEP gather experts on this topic and brought a focus from different angles, and perspectives from different European jurisdictions: Norway, Croatia and United Kingdom. More than 100 participants attended this webinar.  Presentations can be found below.



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