2020 WWP EN Annual Conference | “Prison, Probation & Perpetrator Programmes – Collaboration for Change”

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As in previous years, WWP EN brought together international experts on domestic violence. In 2020, the focus of the Annual Conference was on the relationship of prison, probation and perpetrator work. It will take place online.

Perpetrator programmes are part of a wider strategy for preventing domestic and sexual violence, through fostering change as well as ensuring responsible risk assessment and management. Perpetrator programmes offered as part of the prison and probation system can pose a number of specific challenges – these may be related to the particular setting they are delivered in, to multi-agency work, or victim support.

The conference explored these challenges and provide space for discussions on how to ensure that interventions are as effective and safe as possible. An important factor in this is strengthening cooperation between prison or probation services and community-based organisations where these deliver perpetrator programmes on behalf of the criminal justice system.

The first conference day was dedicated to perpetrator work in the probation context, while the second day examined the chances and challenges of perpetrator programmes in prisons.

Last changed: 20.10.2020