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CEP Awards coming soon!

CEP is proud to celebrate the second round and ceremony of the CEP Awards during the General Assembly in Dublin, 2019.  CEP organises the awards to celebrate outstanding contributions to probation.

This time, there will be five award categories:

1. Rehabilitation in the community
This award is for work which is effective in rehabilitating probation clients and reducing reoffending.  It is open to organisations in CEP member jurisdictions working to provide probation or community justice services in the community.

2. Social inclusion
This award is for work which has made a significant contribution to integrating probation clients into the community. It could include work which enables probation clients to make amends (restorative justice), that address the needs of minority groups or involve volunteers or ex-offenders in mentoring.  It is open to organisations in CEP member jurisdictions working to provide probation or community justice services in the community.

3. Public protection
This award is for organisations in CEP member jurisdictions which are making a significant contribution to reducing the risk of harm to potential victims or to the wider community.

4. Research
This award is for research which has made a significant impact on probation practice.  The research must have been published in the last 5 years (2014 or later).  It could include the evaluation of a specific intervention, desistance research or research which improves practice.

5. Development of national probation services
This award is for CEP members (jurisdictions) which have made significant progress in developing probation services at a national level over the previous 3 years.  It is aimed at jurisdictions which are either in the process of establishing a new probation service; or which have introduced significant changes to the way probation is delivered.

In 2016, CEP received very high quality nominations and we will be looking forward to receive your nominations this time again. You can submit your proposals on the CEP website, from the beginning of January 2019.


Research and analysis: Economic and social costs of modern slavery

The aim of this report is to estimate the cost of modern slavery in the UK.

Published 30 July 2018
Last updated 17 August 2018 — see all updates


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The economic and social costs of modern slavery

Ref: ISBN 978-1-78655-695-0, Home Office Research Report 100 PDF, 878KB, 38 pages

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Estimating the economic and social cost of modern slavery is important to better understand the wider impacts of this crime. By contributing to the evidence base in this way, the research is intended to inform the policy and operational response and better understand the value of preventative work.

This report follows the methodology used in ‘The Economic and Social Costs of Crime’ (Heeks et al., 2018) and adapts it where necessary to reflect some of the particular characteristics of this offence type.

The report estimates the total cost of modern slavery in the UK in the year ending March 2017 to be between £3.3 billion and £4.3 billion. The physical and emotional harms to victims represent by far the biggest component of the cost.

You can also read the terms of reference of the independent review into the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

The #ECPA2018 competition is open

competition is open

The European Crime Prevention Award (ECPA) and Best Practice Conference (BPC) will this year take place between 4-6 December 2018 in Vienna, Austria. The official theme is 'Community  Policing. Community  Policing is  an  important  method  to  increase  safety  and  security  both objectively and subjectively – what is your best initiative to build up cooperation with your partners in terms of Community Policing?'

Entries for the ECPA should be submitted through the National Representative of each Member State to the Secretariat. The deadline has been moved up to the 30th of September. 

More information

Other exciting news about the ECPA: the EUCPN has launched a brand new logo for this competition. What do you think?

EMCDDA: European Drug Report 2018: Trends and Developments

The Trends and Developments report presents a top-level overview of the drug phenomenon in Europe, covering drug supply, use and public health problems as well as drug policy and responses. Together with the online Statistical Bulletin and 30 Country Drug Reports, it makes up the 2018 European Drug Report package.
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Across the European Union, people face hatred because of their skin colour, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexuality. In response, the EU and its Member States have introduced laws against hate crime and support services for victims. This report provides rich and detailed information on hate crime recording and data collection systems across the EU, including any systemic cooperation with civil society.
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EUROPOL: European Union terrorism situation and trend report 2018 (TESAT 2018)

This 2018 edition of the annual TE-SAT provides an overview of the nature and volume of terrorism that the EU faced in 2017. Although the majority of Member States reported that they did not experience any terrorist attacks during the reporting period, the human suffering and the threat of attacks remains high. In this report you will not only find information about how many terrorist attacks took place in 2017, but also the number of arrests and convictions for terrorist crimes. A brief overview of the terrorist situation outside the EU is also included.
Read the report

ISSUP Award are open now!

ISSUP is proud to celebrate and honour the work of individuals, organisations, projects and initiatives in the drug demand reduction field

Awards are given in three categories:

  • ISSUP Evidence-Based Drug Demand Reduction Initiative Award

  • ISSUP Services to Drug Demand Reduction Award

  • ISSUP Local Drug Demand Reduction Initiative Award: Kenya

Awards will be presented during the Closing Ceremony of the 4th ISSUP Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya in December 2018.

Please submit your nomination by September 30th, 2018.

Half of world’s teens experience peer violence in and around school – UNICEF

Physical fights and bullying disrupt the education of 150 million 13-15-year-olds worldwide


Report, photos and b-roll, including of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Lilly Singh in South Africa, available for download here.

NEW YORK, 6 September 2018 Half of students aged 13 to 15 worldwide – around 150 million – report having experienced peer-to-peer violence in and around school, according to a new report released by UNICEF today.

An Everyday Lesson: #ENDviolence in Schools says that peer violence – measured as the number of children who report having been bullied in the last month or having been involved in a physical fight in the last year – is a pervasive part of young people’s education around the world. It impacts student learning and well-being in rich and poor countries alike.

“Education is the key to building peaceful societies, and yet, for millions of children around the world, school itself is not safe,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. “Every day, students face multiple dangers, including fighting, pressure to join gangs, bullying – both in person and online, violent discipline, sexual harassment and armed violence. In the short-term this impacts their learning, and in the long-term it can lead to depression, anxiety and even suicide. Violence is an unforgettable lesson that no child needs to learn.”

The report outlines a variety of ways students face violence in and around the classroom. According to the latest available data from UNICEF:  

  • Globally, slightly more than 1 in 3 students aged 13-15 experience bullying, and roughly the same proportion are involved in physical fights.
  • 3 in 10 students in 39 industrialised countries admit to bullying peers.
  • In 2017, there were 396 documented or verified attacks on schools in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 26 on schools in South Sudan, 67 attacks in the Syrian Arab Republic and 20 attacks in Yemen.  
  • Nearly 720 million school-aged children live in countries where corporal punishment at school is not fully prohibited.
  • While girls and boys are equally at risk of bullying, girls are more likely to become victims of psychological forms of bullying and boys are more at risk of physical violence and threats.

The report notes that violence involving weapons in schools, such as knives and guns, continues to claim lives. It also says that in an increasingly digital world, bullies are disseminating violent, hurtful and humiliating content with the tap of a key.

An Everyday Lesson: #ENDviolence in Schools is released as part of the UNICEF #ENDviolence global campaign. It is also part of a collective effort to shed light on and spark action to #ENDviolence in and around schools by organizations including UNICEF, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), UNESCO, other members of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and UNGEI.

As part of the campaign, UNICEF is holding a number of #ENDviolence Youth Talks around the world over the coming months. The series of student-led discussions will give young people a platform to share their experiences of violence and voice what they need to feel safe in and around school, and will inform a set of recommendations to global leaders. In July, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Lilly Singh, launched the first Youth Talk in South Africa with a group of students aged 13 to 19.

To end violence in schools, UNICEF and partners are calling for urgent action in the following areas:

  • Implementing policies and legislation to protect students from violence in schools.
  • Strengthening prevention and response measures in schools.
  • Urging communities and individuals to join students as they speak up about violence and work to change the culture of classrooms and communities.
  • Making more effective and targeted investments in proven solutions that help students and schools stay safe.
  • Collecting better, disaggregated data on violence against children in and around schools and sharing what works.

UNICEF is encouraging young people around the world to raise their voices to #ENDviolence in and around schools and to tell us how they are working together and what solutions they are using to #ENDviolence in and around schools once and for all. Find out more at

Notes to Editors:

Multimedia assets can be downloaded here.

Learn more about UNICEF’s #ENDviolence global campaign here.

Culturally-relevant Programming Versus the Status Quo: A Meta-analytic Review of the Effectiveness

Now available on Public Safety Canada’s website

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Culturally-relevant Programming Versus the Status Quo: A Meta-analytic Review of the Effectiveness of Treatment for Indigenous Offenders

Preliminary research supports the effectiveness of culturally-relevant programming with Indigenous offenders for reducing re-offending; however, higher quality research is needed to understand how cultural-relevance is related to program effectiveness.        


DTA3/COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD Fellowship programme

University Alliance is a mission group representing and supporting modern civic universities with a professional and technical focus. Our work includes developing collaborative programmes through which our member universities seek to enhance their student experience and research such as the Doctoral Training Alliance – a unique cohort-based doctoral training programme with a strong interdisciplinary and industry-focused ethos. Its objective is to train and develop highly employable researchers in strategically important areas.The extended University Alliance Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA3) brings together our existing doctoral training initiatives in Applied Biosciences for Health, Energy and Social Policy following a €6.5million award from the European Commission, under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) COFUND scheme.

Newsflash: 2017 Corrections and Conditional Release Statistical Overview /

Corrections and Conditional Release Statistical

Overview – 2017 Annual Report


Now available on Public Safety Canada’s website

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2017 Corrections and Conditional Release Statistical Overview

This document provides a statistical overview of corrections and conditional release within a context of trends in crime and criminal justice.

Reentry Programs and the Researchers Who Evaluate Them: What it Takes to Build an Effective Partnership

September 17, 2018

By CSG Justice Center Staff

image of grantees meeting with representatives from the NRRC

Second Chance Act grantees collaborate with representatives from the NRRC.

CSG Justice Center staff spoke with four Second Chance Act (SCA) Innovations in Reentry Initiative grantees—New York City’s Harlem Reentry Court; the Executive Office of the Governor of Delaware’s Individual Assessment, Discharge, and Planning Team (I-ADAPT) Program; the Indianapolis, Indiana, Department of Public Safety Second Chance Act Offender Reentry Project; and the Alameda County, California, Transition Day Reporting Center (TDRC) Demonstration—about their experiences fostering effective partnerships between criminal justice practitioners and the researchers evaluating their programs. These programs span the country and the justice system, serving clients within courts, prisons, jails, and in the community.

Increasingly, reentry programs and initiatives across the country are partnering with evaluators to better understand the effectiveness of their recidivism reduction strategies and identify ways to use data to further refine their practices.

At the forefront of this trend are grantees of the SCA Innovations in Reentry Initiative (IRI): state and local government agencies and tribal governments that have received funding from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance to develop comprehensive and collaborative strategies to address reentry challenges for people leaving prisons and jails. IRI supports the development of practitioner-evaluator partnerships that use research and data to identify challenges and develop effective and economical strategies to improve reentry practices.

Throughout its programmatic activities, IRI emphasizes research—a focus that necessitates effective partnerships. When surveyed, IRI grantees not only highlighted the importance of data, but also articulated three other themes that they felt were needed for a successful practioner-evaluator relationship: clear roles and responsibilities, effective communication, and leadership support.

“The numbers don’t tell the whole story,” said Daniel O’Connell, senior scientist at the University of Delaware’s Center for Drug and Health Studies, which completed the evaluation of Delaware’s I-ADAPT Program. “So you can’t make the numbers your end goal. You have to be present, listening to what people are trying to accomplish and watching the program evolve. That’s how you get the full story.”

Apply Now: Multi-System Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance Program

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University, in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Protection’s Center for Coordinated Assistance to States (CCAS), is accepting applications for its Multi-System Collaboration Training and Technical Assistance Program. The program will support up to four jurisdictions—at no cost to the sites—seeking to engage in multi-system improvement efforts to serve youth in the justice system and their families.

On behalf of CCAS, CJJR will provide on-site and distance learning training as well as technical assistance to help participating sites identify gaps in policy and practice, enhance information sharing capacities, explore how key decision points impact the trajectory of the youth currently being served by the program, develop an evaluation strategy for tracking system- and youth-level outcomes, and sustain long-term system change. Multi-disciplinary teams from states, territories, tribal communities, local governments, and community agencies and organizations—including staff from child welfare, juvenile justice, education, behavioral health, and other child-serving agencies—are encouraged to apply.

Applications are due by October 1, 2018. An informational webinar about this program will be held on Sept. 11 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Learn more and apply.