Державна пенітенціарна служба України
Probation - freedom from imprisonment, safer society!
The first meeting for harmonization the next steps of
implementation of the Law of Ukraine "On probation"
February 26, 2015 in premises of Ministry of Justice of Ukraine was held roundtable. The topic was: “Probation service in Ukraine: the next steps”.
The aim of meeting was harmonization mutual efforts and competence of the government sector for the next steps in implementing probation in Ukraine.
Roundtable was held with assistance of Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, the European Union Project "Support for Justice Reforms in Ukraine" and the participation of European experts of Project.
The event was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Social Policy, Prosecutor General’s Office, Secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Human Rights, Supreme Court of Ukraine for Civil and Criminal Law, Supreme Court of Ukraine, experts from the Canadian Project "Reform of the Criminal Justice System for Juveniles in Ukraine" and the European Union Project" Support for Justice Reforms in Ukraine ".
During the roundtable participants discussed the first vision on development strategy of probation in Ukraine, place and role of relevant agencies and organizations in activities of probation, organization of interagency cooperation in carrying out tasks of probation, interaction with the prosecutors and courts on the implementation of pre-trial report in criminal proceedings, necessity of amending to the legislation due to adoption of the Law of Ukraine "On probation", accreditation and application of probation service programs, measures of preparation for release of prisoners and spread information in society about the purpose and objectives of probation service.
Roundtable participants agreed on the urgent need to establish under the auspices of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine interagency working group for regular consultation and coordination on matters of probation in Ukraine.
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