Offender Risk and Needs Assessment: key element of the activity of Probation Service
02.12.2016 | Point of View
Among the main goals of all criminal justice process and sanction system are prevention of recidivism and correction of the offender, in which we are ultimately interested for the same reason, i.e. prevention of the further unlawful behavior of the given offender and his/her law-abiding lifestyle.
The cooperation of the relevant stakeholders is important for the effectiveness of the Probation service
22.11.2016 | News
"Numerous tasks have been vested in the Service by law. To be able to handle them the Probation Service is in need of constant cooperation with the different stakeholders and appropriate instruments and mechanisms. As an NGO representing the civil society sector we are trying to support this process as much as we can".
Female convicts completed hairdressing course and received certificates (photos)
29.09.2016 | News
The course has been organized by “Civil Society Institute” NGO in cooperation with the N6 State College of Crafts of Yerevan, Penitentiary Department of the Ministry of Justice of RA and “Abovyan” penitentiary institution. “The course was aimed to help female convicts to acquire profession get a job and stable income after serving the term”,- noted the director of CSI Anna Melikyan.
Female convicts learn hairdressing (photos)
30.07.2016 | News
12 female convicts, who are serving their sentence at “Abovyan” penitentiary institution and are preparing for release, are participating in a short-term hairdressing course organized by the “Civil Society Institute” NGO. The course started on July 1 and aimed to help women to acquire profession and get a job and stable income after serving their term in prison.
Probation: Why it is important?
28.07.2016 | Point of View
There is a wide spread public opinion that our penitential system is mostly repressive and not conducive to re-socialization.The successful probation service will contribute to better re-integration of persons sentenced to the society, prevent relapses, unload prisons and eventually cut state expenses in this area.
Electronic Monitoring: Alternative to Imprisonment
14.06.2016 | Point of View
"Electronic monitoring" is a form of control over a person involved in the criminal justice process through modern techniques and technologies, by tracking his/her location, movements and behavior. Monitoring is usually carried out with an electronic device attached to a person or his/her residence and having a remote control.
Hairdressing course for female convicts
06.06.2016 | News
The program is aimed to help women prisoners to acquire profession and get a job and stable income after serving the term. The program has started on July 1, 2016. At present a training space is being repaired and furnished in cooperation with the administration of the institution. All the equipment, materials and supplies required for hairdressing courses will be provided for the beneficiaries of the project.
National Assembly approved the draft law on “Probation” with the enclosed package.
18.05.2016 | News
The creation of Probation Service will contribute to the reduction of reoffending, as well as to a reduction in the overcrowding of prisons, which would be beneficial to the state and the society from both social and financial aspects. Moreover, The Probation Service will also acts as a mediator between the victim and offender with the aim of facilitating reconciliation between them.
"Vardges Gaspari’s detention is not lawful": A.Danielyan
26.02.2016 | Interview
Interview with Arman Danielyan, Director of Civil Society Institute.
Abuse of the Article 316 of the Armenian Penal Code to hinder the citizens rights
13.02.2016 | Position
FIDH and its member organisation in Armenia Civil Society Institute (CSI) would like to draw the attention to the case of "New Armenia" activist Gevorg Safaryan as an example demonstrating the misuse of the Penal Code by the law enforcement in order to exert pressure on activists.