EuroPris and Confederation of European Probation (CEP) organised a 1,5 day workshop on the 6th and 7th of December on Mental Health issues in Prison and Probation. The workshop was kindly hosted by the Irish Probation Service in Dublin.
European prison and probation services nowadays are faced with large numbers of mentally ill people. The reduction of community mental health services all over Europe over the past several decades has led to the criminalisation of the mentally ill. The prevalence of various mental health problems among prisoners and probationers is considerably higher than in the community.
The workshop was a unique opportunity for practitioners in prison and probation to convene with peers and experts in the correctional settings. The workshop addressed recent mental health care research as well as delivery and treatment in correctional settings. Identifying best practices in treatment in different jurisdictions, exchanging of ideas and discussing challenges to chronic and emerging issues was an important part of the program.
Click here for the primary EuroPris and CEP workshop on Mental Health in Prison and Probation programme.
This will be the location of the CEP and Europris workshop on Mental Health in Prison and Probation:
EuroPris members can request reimbursement for actual travel and accommodation costs. The reimbursement is limited to 500 Euro per EuroPris member and can be requested for one or more experts as long as it does not exceed the 500 Euro limit per member jurisdiction (not per participant). A declaration form for the reimbursement can be requested at [email protected]
Supported by the Justice Programme of the European Union