GDES trained probation officers to implement newly developed programmes and pilot them within an NFM project

10-03-2023 15:33

In the second module of the Controlling Anger in Domestic Violence programme, developed under the "strengthening the Implementation of Alternative Measures to Imprisonment project 30 probation officers from all over the country and two inspectors of social work and educational work from the prison in Sliven were trained. The redefined project, with the beneficiary Directorate General Execution of Sentences (GDES), was implemented under the Justice Programme, Programme Area 19 - Correctional Services and Pre-trial Detention of the 2014 – 2021 Norwegian Financial Mechanism.

The training was conducted in the period 21-23 February 2023 in Sofia by the Norwegian experts Stig Järvsson, scientific leader in the field of cognitive therapy and Merete Berg Nesseth, Doctor of Sciences at the St. Olav hospital in Trondheim, Norway.

The Management of Anger in Domestic Violence programme was developed and adapted for the Bulgarian probation system in fulfilment of sub-activity 2.8 - "Training of probation officers to implement newly developed programmes and their piloting within the project". Within the programme period, it will be piloted in the probation services in Bulgaria and approved by the General Director of GDES.

  All the 32 participants received a certificate for the successful completion of the training course.