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29 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 33637)  

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Title Expert assistance in the process of drawing up a new curricula for initial training of probation officers 
Description The National Institute of Justice of the Republic of Moldova is tasked with providing initial and continuous training to probation officers. It is in need of a modern and comprehensive curricula for initial training and both the NIJ and the Probation Service will be involved in a working group with CoE experts for the purpose of developing and starting implementation of this curricula. 
Status Completed 
Date 15/10/2011 - 15/12/2011 
Location Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Countries CoE Members: Republic of Moldova
  Joint Programme Activity - MLD-DemSupport
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP MLD-DemSupport - Democracy Support Programme    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 4 - 2010/DGHL/JP/2447   Support to the Ombudsman institution
Expected Result 4.6 - European standards and practices pertaining to probation are promoted through assessment of the existing system in Moldova, exchange of information and trainings provided to the Ombudsman institution, Probation Service and other stakeholders.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Rule of Law
Line of Action ⇒ II.1 – Ensuring Justice
Programme ☆ II.1.2  Prisons and Police

Working Method

Study / Report 
Directorate (Service) Human Rights and Legal Affairs (Cooperation - Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building Department)
CoE Contact ,   email
Partners National Institute of Justice - National Institution
Probation Service - National Institution
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1 http://coe.md  
Last Modified 11/01/2012 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 33637) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) Providing advice by CoE experts for the purpose of developing and starting implementation of initial training curricula for probation officers. 
Output/Results During one of the previous activities in the field of probation the leadership of the Central Probation Office asked the representatives of the Joint Programme for assistance in drawing up of a curriculum for the probation officers. With this purpose the JP contracted two national and two international experts in order to develop the draft curriculum.

The first draft of the curriculum was developed by the national experts and submitted to the CoE experts in order to have a basis for further discussions. On the 5 December the CoE experts carried out an assessment visit to Moldova and discussed with the representatives of the Central Probation Office, National Institute of Justice and Institute for Penal Reform about the current state of affairs and needs of the programme of initial training provided to probation officers. On the second day the CoE and national experts together with the representatives of the stakeholders had a round table in order to discuss the findings of the assessment visit, to have an exchange of visions on the future draft of the curriculum and agree on the length, structure, content of the future curriculum and on recommended training methodology. 
Conclusions/Follow Up The experts continued to work in parallel exchanging their opinions via e-mail and with support from the JP team. The curriculum was submitted to the Joint Programme on 15 December and further directed to the Central Probation Office and National Institute of Justice for approval.

The training curriculum for probation officers developed by the team of national and CoE experts contracted by the Joint Programmes based on best European practices shall serve not only as a tool for consolidating the training process of probation officers but also as a model for future drafting and improvement of other curricula within the National Institute of Justice. 
Consultants/Experts Guy Schmit (Luxemburg)
David Perry (United Kingdom)
Igor Dolea (Moldova)
Victor Zaharia (Moldova) 
CoE Secretariat Leonid Antohi
Ruslan Grebencea 
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