Державна пенітенціарна служба України
The EU and the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine - coordination ways of collaboration concerning probation within the project European Union "Support reforms of justice in Ukraine"
January 29, 2015 representatives of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine held a working meeting with EU experts "Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine" to discuss ways of collaboration concerning probation service.
EU delegation was represented by chief project expert Mr. Michel Zherber and national expert – Ms. Irina Zharonkina.
During the meeting Mr. M. Zherber informed the Ukrainian partners about the readiness of the project to cover issues that lying in the plane of the future activities of the probation service in Ukraine. "Support and development of these areas of activity as envisaged in the draft Strategy justice sector reform developed in 2014 by experts of the EU Project "Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine"- said Mr. Zherber.
He also proposed to focus joint efforts on specific tasks within the project, that will contribute to the implementation in the Ukrainian legislation and implementation of international standards in the field of probation as provided for in international instruments of the Council of Europe.
Representatives of the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine informed experts about results of preparatory work for the creation in Ukraine of organizational and legal conditions for the activities of the probation service. During the meeting it was provided information about experience that has been studied in other states, and was considered in the drafting of the Law of Ukraine "On Probation".
Summing up the meeting, the participants agreed with the priority directions of project: development the future vision of probation service in Ukraine, creation a profile of probation service collaborator, development tools and methods of probation and relevant training programs for staff.