Senior officers of the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service, Perm Region, studied the experience of the United Kingdom in probation work.
The final stage of the training course "Working with offenders in the community" took place in Perm from 25 to 28 February 2013 at the Training Centre for Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia.
The project aimed at the development of the probation service in Russia has been implemented by the St. Petersburg human rights organization "Citizens' Watch" in the frames of Bilateral Projects Programme funded by the UK Foreign Office, with the support of Vladimir Lukin, Ombudsman in the Russian Federation, Tatiana Margolina, Ombudswoman in Perm Region, and Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia at the federal and regional levels.
Trainers: Andrew Bernhardt and Keith Davies, UK.
Trainees: 22 correctional officers and psychologists of Russian Federal Penitentiary Service.
On 20-21st January Citizens' Watch held the first event of the bilateral project (Russia - the Netherlands), a two-day seminar "European Standards in Civil and Criminal Proceedings."
The seminar was opened by Mr. Jennes de Mol, Consul-General of the Netherlands in St. Petersburg.