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​CSNSW wins bid to host World Congress on Probation in 2019


Publication date: Friday, 15 September 2017

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Corrective Services NSW has won the bid to host the 2019 4th World Congress on Probation in Sydney on behalf of the NSW Government.

The event is expected to attract hundreds of policymakers, practitioners and researchers involved in probation and community corrections from across the globe.

CSNSW Assistant Commissioner Rosemary Caruana attended this week’s 3rd World Congress on Probation in Tokyo to formally accept the honour at the closing ceremony on Thursday.

“It has been a privilege to accept the honour of hosting such a prestigious event, where the management of offenders in the community will be under the spotlight,” Ms Caruana said.

“I was able to showcase the excellent work that our Community Corrections staff do in supervising offenders in the community and highlight Sydney’s wonderful harbour setting where the Congress will take place.”

The World Congress on Probation, held every two years, is the world’s largest forum of its kind and aims to promote and develop probation and community corrections through the sharing of practical and academic knowledge.

Minister for Corrections David Elliott said CSNSW was an Australian leader in Community Corrections.

“CSNSW is a leading agency in the field of Community Corrections, with more than 60 offices around the state supervising offenders in the community,” Mr Elliott said.

“We are thrilled to be hosting this event, where delegates from around the world will come together to discuss the development of probation and community corrections, and discover our incredible city, state and country.”

While in Tokyo, Ms AC Rosmary Caruana also presented a paper on Reducing Reoffending and the Social Impact Investment Project in Australia.

The inaugural World Congress on Probation was held in London in 2013, providing participants with the chance to examine and discuss new and changing practices in probation and community corrections.

Since then, the event has been held biennially in Los Angeles and Tokyo respectively.