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Avans University of Applied Sciences
Bas Vogelvang is professor in Probation and Safety Policy. He is responsible for the supervision of research and curriculum development program. He has experience in guiding social professionals, teachers, researchers and students to work together at the Centre for Criminal Justice and Safety. Together (under the supervision of Bas Vogelvang) they improve the research base, training/education, local and national public safety policies and networks, and evidence based supervision programs relevant to the field of probation, parole and community-based corrections. Bas Vogelvang contributes to policy development: at the Dutch Department of Justice/Youth Justice Office he was involved in the development and implementation of national risk and needs assessment instruments and inter-agency communication standards for police, youth courts, youth probation services, child protective services and correctional facilities.
Frank Philippart is an expert in the development of curricula and the development of minors. Together with Anneke Menger of the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, he is one of initiators of the very successful Dutch minor ‘Working with Mandated Clients’ that has been implemented throughout the Netherlands. His experience will be very important in the (further) development of teaching modules and modules for continuing education. He has experience in a variety of research themes as forensic psychopathology, conflict management and forensic psychiatry.
Ine van Zon
Ine van Zon is managing director of the Avans Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice. She takes a leading role in the development and implementation of European cooperation with contributes to the quality and development of Avans and the international partners. She is responsible for the organisation and management of conclusion. Being experienced in the organisation and management of international projects, Ine van Zon is the chairman of the Executive Board, ensuring the project being executed according the procedures of the European Commission.
Anita Schreurs is management assistant for the project. She has outstanding communication and organisational skills. She supports the Executive Board and the Educational Committee in the daily execution of the project. She is responsible for the administrative and financial project control and executes the daily communication between the project partners.
Robin van Halderen
Robin Christiaan van Halderen is a researcher at the Avans Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice. He is involved in different research projects, themes include the prevention of crime and the reintegration of ex-offenders. Robin Christiaan is all-round project-assistant for the CJSW project.
Université de Reims-Champagne
Martine Herzog Evans
Martine Herzog-Evans (see http://herzog-evans.com) has a PhD Criminal Law (1994). She has 24 years teaching experience. Her current position is Professor (tenured) at Reims University. Martine Herzog-Evans is also associate professor at Nantes and Agen. She provides classes in: criminology, criminal law, sentencing, probation and sentences’ implementation and penitentiary law. Martine Herzog-Evans has published 230 articles, 16 published books (includes four collective ones) and 9 legal encyclopaedia entries.
University of Bucharest
Ioan Durnescu is lecturer at the University of Bucharest. At the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work he teaches, amongst others, comparative probation, methods working with offenders and social work in prison. He is also the head of the Probation Master program. His research is mainly in comparative probation and offender's perception of supervision. Other interests are located in prisoner resettlement, offending programs. Ioan Durnescu co-edited the book Probation in Europe together with Prof. van Kalmthout (WLP, 2008). Some of his conference presentations referred to a potential common approach of education for probation officers in Europe. He published about 10 articles and edited or co-wrote 5 books.
Utrecht University of Applied Sciences
Anneke Menger is associate professor Working with Mandated Clients. She has experience in supervising research and curriculum development programs. In her daily occupation het task is to guide researchers, professionals, lecturers and students who are working together in research and education. Anneke Menger developed the Dutch evidence based and general used basic method for probation officers and some other evidence based methods for community based and intensive supervision on young and adult delinquents. Anneke initiated and leaded (together with Frank Philippart of Avans University) the development of the very successful bachelor education program ‘Working with Mandated Clients’ and is the national chair of the consortium of 11 Universities who adopted this program. Anneke represents the Dutch universities in the working fields (including probation, youth care, forensic psychiatric care and prisons). She also developed a master program and master classes for professionals. Anneke Menger is an expert on working alliance, moral performance and continuity in probation. She has lots of experience in developing educational programs for professionals. Anneke is also a very experienced goal – and task orientated manager of complex projects.
Joyce Cordus is senior researcher in the research group ‘Working with Mandated Clients’. She is senior educational designer and lecturer and learning consultant. Joyce Cordus developed three complete distance learning bachelor programs on Social Work and many courses for bachelor students as well as Life Long Learning projects for professionals in the field. Joyce is an expert in ‘dual learning’ explicitly combining learning in practice and degree program learning. She researched and wrote the qualifications for judicial youth care for the Dutch Ministry of Safety and Justice. Joyce wrote many publications on dual learning, lifelong learning and distance learning. Her expertise on these themes will be very relevant for the project.
Olga de Vries
Olga de Vries is educational advisor at te policy department of the Dutch Probation Service. She has a master degree in Educational Sciences. Within the Dutch probation service Olga is responsable for education design. One of the education programs Olga designed was for probation workers to learn how to work with the diagnostic instruments RISc and Quickscan. All education programms include important elements of social constructivism and workplace learning. Besides education design Olga works on creating a working and learning environement within the Dutch Probation Service.
Latvian State Probation
Anvars Zavackis is the Head of Research Unit at the State Probation Service of Latvia and has a master degree in Social Sciences (Subject of Thesis: Social Relations in the Local Municipalities. Case of the establishment of halfway house for ex-prisoners). Within the Probation Service of Latvia he is responsible for organizing and leading researches addressing the needs of SPS. Part of his work in SPS is lecturing and training of probation officers and managers. Courses by Anvars Zavackis: Working With Mandated Clients: Principles, Theories, Good Practices; Risk Need Assessment and Management in the field of Probation; Introduction To Sex Offender Management. Prior to the recent work in the State Probation Service of Latvia Anvars Zavackis worked for a number of years in the field of drug prevention.
Ecole Nationale d'Administration Pénitentiaire
Cédric Le Bossé
Cédric Le Bossé is an international relations officer in the National Correctional Administration Academy in Agen, France. He studied international relations and European affairs in the University of Central Florida, USA, and the University of Strasbourg, France. Within the international relations department, he works on international projects for the Academy, organizes internships and study visits abroad and hosts international official delegations. He also teaches English to the trainee prison governors.
University of Latvia
Aija Zobena is Head of the Department of Sociology (since 2004) which also includes the professional program in Social Work. She is member of Professor Board of the Latvia University in sociology, political and communication science (since 1999). Prof. Zobena was editor of two Human Development Reports: Human Capital (2007) and Human Capability in the Regions (2005). Prof. Zobena has been participant in several EU 6th and 5th framework projects on social capital, rural development, social networks. In 2004 professor Zobena participated in EU Phare Baltic Sea Program research project on social inclusion of marginalized groups.
KRUS: Correctional Services of Norway Staff Academy
Anne Elizabeth Natrud
Anne Natrud is senior advisor. She has a master in social work and i.a. responsible for the training of personnel in the Norwegian Probation Service.
Marie Toreld is advisor. She is master student in psychosocial work and i.a. responsible for the training of personnel in the Norwegian Probation Service. Marie has experience from working in Norwegian probation office. She has developed interventions and programs for use in the Norwegian probation service.
De Montfort University
Rob Canton is Professor and Head of Research in Community and Criminal Justice at DMU. He worked in the Probation Service for many years in a variety of different practice, management and training roles. For three years, he was the Programme Leader on the BA / Diploma in Probation Studies at DMU. He has taught, researched and written on a number of probation and penal topics. In 2007, he and David Hancock edited the Dictionary of Probation and Offender Management. His book, Probation: Working with Offenders, is due to be published in July 2011. He has been extensively involved in recent years in work to help other countries to develop their practices in supervising offenders, especially Ukraine and Russia. He has also contributed to European Union projects with NOMS in Turkey and Romania. He is editor of the European journal EuroVista. He was appointed by the Council of Europe to contribute to framing the Recommendation that was in due course adopted by the Council of Europe as the European Probation Rules.
Conference Européenne de la Probation
Koen Goei was appointed as Communications Officer at CEP in 2007, and later as Liaison Officer in July 2010. Mr. Goei has over ten years of experience in the field of international cooperation and communications. Having studied European Studies, in which he has obtained a Masters degree both in the Netherlands and in France, he has a thorough knowledge of European relations and communications in a European setting.
University of Strathclide
Beth Weaver is a Lecturer at the Glasgow School of Social Work, University of Strathclyde. Prior to entering academia, she worked in the areas of youth and criminal justice social work in Scotland and latterly as a MAPPA Coordinator. She teaches on the Ba Hons, DipSW, and MSW in Social Work and on the LLM/MSc in Criminal Justice and Penal Change. Her teaching interests include Criminology, Law and Penal Policy for Social Work Practice; Penology, Criminal Justice and Penal Change; Risk Assessment and Management in Criminal Justice; Public Protection and MAPPA; Rehabilitation and Desistance. Beth’s principal areas of research interest are in desistance, resettlement and reintegration and the implications for criminal and community justice policy and practice with a particular focus on coproduction and community service user involvement and engagement.
Fiona Dyer is strategic manager of the Youth Justice National Development Team within the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice. Previously, she was seconded to the Scottish Government for three years, initially as project manager for the young people who offend project, and latterly to support the national implementation of the Whole System Approach. Prior to this, Fiona worked for 10 years as a social worker and social work manager within the fields of youth and criminal justice, starting her career in inner city Glasgow, then Edinburgh and latterly Dumfries and Galloway. Fiona completed an honours degree in sociology at Glasgow University and obtained her Masters in social work from Edinburgh University and MSc in Advanced Criminal Justice Studies from Stirling University in 2006.
Prof. Oktik works on social structure and social change in Turkey over a twenty years. Her main interest areas and publications are deviance, urbanization, poverty, suicide and social risk. Prof. Oktik has been running several UNDP, EC and Turkish Research Council project over the years. She also worked on Local Municipalities, prisons and police departments giving seminars, in-service training and workshop to prisoners and prison officers. She mainly teaches on Urban Sociology, Sociology of Family, Social Deviance and Social Control in undergraduate and graduate level.
Dr. Celen is Developmental psychologist. Her major research is youth, their adaption problems to adult society, risky behaviour and aggression and identity development.