The IARS International Institute is pleased to announce a newly awarded European grant to implement the 2-year “PROTASIS: Empowering Policing Professionals” that aims to improve police – victim relationships and deliver better outcomes for victims.
PROTASIS aims to support and strengthen the implementation of the EU Victims’ Directive that establishes and protects the rights of victims of crime in Europe. The project will develop and provide training and other resources to policing bodies and police officers across Europe on how to interact and communicate with victims of crime and identify and meet their needs.
Dr. Theo Gavrielides, IARS Founder and Director, said: "Brexit or not, we continue our mission for community led solutions for a fairer and safer society. This project complements previous and current national and international work of our Institute to support criminal justice agencies to comprehend and implement the Victims’ Directive including the 2-year programme “Restorative Justice in Europe: Safeguarding Victims & Empowering Professionals” (RJE)” and the Pan-London victim-led Restore:London that position victims' experiences and rights at centre of the criminal justice system."
In the framework of Protasis, the Institute will host a two-day international seminar on the 24 – 25 January in London. The seminar will bring together expert speakers from leading UK policing bodies, and statutory and voluntary organisations working in the criminal justice system to share learnings, knowledge and expertise from the UK experience with their European counterparts.
Participants will explore the UK’s multi-agency approach as well as referral, assessment and signposting models currently implemented in the UK looking into their practical applications and challenges faced by the various agencies involved in their implementation. The sharing of good practice will then be combined with evidence based research and be used to develop further training products for police in each of the project partners’ countries.
The event is open to IARS Members only. If you wish to attend please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 23rd January 2017. If you are not a member and you wish to join please click here . Our membership offers a number of benefit including free access to exclusive international events and seminars.
Notes to Editors