Author (s): Stetsenko I.

Work place:

Stetsenko I.,

PhD in Pedagogic sciences,

Assistant of the Head of the State Penitentiary Service of groups
of organizational and analytical work and control,Chernihiv, Ukraine

Language: Ukrainian

Scientific Herald of Sivershchyna. Series: Education. Social and Behavioural Sciences 2019. № 1 (2): 107–121


The article addresses to the implementation training experience of probation in different international countries, such as: USA, Great Britain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland and other countries. The essence of probation officers’ professional training programs in England and Wales was examined in the article. First of all, it concerns the requirements for educational level and also terms and essence of theoretical and practical training, the formation of motivation and outlooks of future employees of probation body. The theoretical models of intervention (conducting a case) with an offender were selected and characterized. The criteria for the selection of new employees of probation service were outlined. They are: 1) evidence of understanding and interest in work with offenders or other vulnerable groups; 2) the ability to cope with difficult situations and manage them independently under pressure; 3) values and convictions that meet the purposes of probation; 4) obvious ability to work flexibly and operatively together in the team and to motivate themselves; 5) the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in and out organization; 6) demonstration of attachment to the implementation of penitentiary policy; 7) effective skills of interpersonal communication; 8) analytical skills of proof, consideration that are sufficient to write and submit reports for making informed decisions and decisions that will be taken; 9) effective organizational, administrative and managerial skills. Ability to prioritize and invest in timing, self-sufficient skills in the field of information technology. Prospects for further research are seen in the development and implementation of pedagogical conditions that will ensure the effectiveness of the process of future workers of authorized bodies on probation issues training and writing educational programs for probation workers’ advanced training, which would allow to expand the knowledge system and develop skills and abilities in applying modern methods, tools and forms of work with the subjects of probation.Key words: alternative penalties, probation officer, criteria for probation personnel selecting, training of probation personnel, foreign experience.


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