The Expert Group on the work with sexual offenders has been established in February 2012 to improve coordination and cooperation between CEP members for probation practice development with sexual offenders across Europe. Today it provides opportunity for lead experts of CEP members to meet and discuss further development of work with this unique and challenging target group of probation clients. During meetings information on best practice is shared and contacts with devoted experts from other jurisdictions are established. The Expert Group is an advisory body of CEP and develops initiatives for various international events for CEP members, like seminars and conferences to promote more efficient work with sexual offenders and to keep our communities safe.
Since 2018, the Sex Offender Expert Group welcomes a new chair: Audrey Alards. In this article she tells about her experiences with working with sex offenders and about her plans with the Expert Group.