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Workshop on topic of "Essence, issues of the Probation Service and opportunities for development"

23/05/2019

A two-day workshop on the topic "Essence, issues of the Probation Service and opportunities for development based on the German experience" took place in Yerevan. Director of the "Legal Education and Rehabilitation Programmes Implementation Centre" SNCO of the Ministry of Justice Ashot Hayrapetyan, Head of the Probation Service of the Ministry of Justice Arsen Navasardyan, Deputy Director of the SNCO Gayane Hovakimyan, Head of the Department for Drafting Anti-Corruption and Penitentiary Policies of the Ministry of Justice Arpine Sargsyan, German and local experts and practising specialists participated in the workshop held with the support of the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ).

The "Legal Education and Rehabilitation Programmes Implementation Centre" SNCO of the Ministry of Justice is also a partnering organisation responsible for organising and holding the workshop in the Republic of Armenia.

Arpine Sargsyan greeted the participants and expressed gratitude to the IRZ for the support provided in the field of probation. Sargsyan attached importance to the fact that, within the framework of the event, probation officers will have the opportunity to study the German experience, which serves as one of the successful examples of the international experience. She also informed that steps are currently being taken to improve the legislation on probation, taking into account the successful international experience and the results of domestic practice, which will provide the opportunity to raise the level of efficiency of the institution of probation.

Director of the SNCO Ashot Hayrapetyan and Head of the Probation Service Arsen Navasardyan delivered their opening remarks at the workshop, and Gayane Hovakimyan and others delivered speeches.

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