Strengthening Probation Service in Indonesia

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Indonesia: ongoing

Start: 12-12-2019

End: 30-05-2020

Project description

This Tailor-Made Training (TMT) aims to increase capacity (knowledge and skills) of prison and probation officers at the Directorate General of Corrections Indonesia (Dirjen Pas) so that they can appropriately and effectively handle offenders (whilst in detention and outside). The ultimate result will be successful integration of offenders in their community.

Dirjen Pas, an implementing unit of the Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights, is responsible for formulating and implementing policies and standards in the field of correctional services. Currently, there is little awareness of what probation work is and what the benefits are for the different partners in the criminal justice chain. Probation service is limited to supervision of offenders whilst in detention. This forms a barrier to introduce new measures like alternative sanctions that could help to reduce the prison population. Therefore more awareness and understanding are needed to ensure that there is sufficient coordination between different departments/organisations in the criminal justice chain to  improve  correction services and promote further professionalisation of probation work..

Therefore, this training will contribute to increase of manpower, professionalization of probation services, introduce new procedures and tools for assessment and reporting and eventually steer/stimulate collaboration among various institutions within the criminal justice chain.

The project provides for three trainings taking place in Jakarta and the Netherlands with an interval of three to four months.  However, as a result of COVID 19 outbreak, training activities have been put on hold until the situation has improved.


Project team

Adeline Tibakweitira

Adeline Tibakweitira

Senior Project Manager

Emily van Rheenen

Emily van Rheenen

Project Manager

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