CSI launched “Towards a Probation Service in Armenia” project
11.02.2016 | News
The project aims to contribute to establishment of a fully-fledged functioning probation service in Armenia, as well as effective use of non-custodial and early release measures, and transition from punitive to restorative approach; to challenge the overuse of imprisonment; help decrease in the prison population; build proportionate responses to crime; and facilitate rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders...
How to launch and operate a small business: training for probationers
22.12.2015 | News
The training included modules on the stages of launching a business, including such aspects as coming up with competitive business idea, finding funding for business, existing programmes for promoting small business in the taxation field, particularities of running a family business, the existing procedures, advantages and disadvantages of registering business as individual entrepreneur or LLC.
CSI organized special training for juveniles serving alternative sanctions
02.12.2015 | News
“We want to raise interest among juveniles and motivate them so that they obtain a profession. This will give them an opportunity to gain income by lawful means, find their place in life and become fully-fledged members of the society”, - noted Arman Danielyan, Civil Society Institute Director.
British horizons supports prison reforms in Armenia
29.11.2015 | News
On 23-27 November 2015 Civil Society Institute (CSI) with the support of the British Embassy in Yerevan in the frames of the British Horizons Initiative invited an expert in prison management Philip John Taylor OBE. Mr. Taylor has over 35 year experience working in prison system.
Prisons should not only isolate people but also rehabilitate them
28.11.2015 | Position
Lack of risk and needs assessment prevented individual sentence planning and development of rehabilitation programme based on identified risks and needs. All this results in low effectiveness of imprisonment and does not serve the purposes of punishment, says Ms. Anna Melikyan, CSI’s lawyer.
Public lecture: "Human Rights: How can prisons contribute?"
25.11.2015 | Announcements
The public lecture on the topic "Human Rights: How can prisons contribute?" will take place on November 25, from 6:30 PM –8:00 PM at American University of Armenia.
Following the legislative reforms imprisonment will be considered as an exceptional measure
20.10.2015 | Position
Experts in the field of reforming the system of alternative sanctions and measures believe that change in the system depends on the radical changes in the legal framework regulating criminal justice system, in particular with establishing a probation service in Armenia.
“We are developing probation service step by step and sharing our experience”. T.Magradze
10.04.2015 | Interview
Interview with Mr. Teimuraz Maghradze, the Deputy Head of the National Probation Agency of Georgia.
Is a prison sentence always the solution?
10.02.2015 | Point of View
A new short animated film from Penal Reform International (PRI), looking at the damaging impact of the unnecessary use of imprisonment around the world and making the case for greater use of non-custodial measures.
A Coordinated and Comprehensive Program is Needed to Increase Effectiveness of the Fight against Torture
22.01.2015 | Position
“The problem of torture is multilayered and it is impossible to solve it in one day. To solve the problem, of course, political will is needed, however, that is not enough. There is a need for coordinated actions in various areas...",- Mr. Arman Danieyan, President of Civil Society Institute stated in his speech.