Croatian probation officers undergo training in Latvia

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From 25 do 29 April 2022, , Croatian probation officers participated in a job shadowing programme in Latvian probation offices.

Probation officers from Zagreb I i Zagreb II offices were trained in the probation offices in Riga and Cēsis. 

The training is an activity envisaged under the project ‘Strengthening human rights protection and public safety through improving the capacities of the Croatian Probation Service’, implemented by the Directorate for Prison System and Probation and co-financed under the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014 - 2021.

On this occasion, six probation officers had the opportunity to learn about the work of the Latvian Probation Service. They were presented with the penalties supervised by the Latvian probation offices, their general functioning and the special programmes they implement. The probation officers could observe the immediate office and field work of Latvian probation officers in supervising probationers under a suspended sentence, conditional release and electronic monitoring.

Croatian probation officers had the opportunity to observe the entire process - from the receipt of a court judgement through the system, interview with the convict to a field visit to the convict's home -, and they also visited the legal entities in which convicts perform community service.