Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (KCSS) recently conducted a comprehensive two-day training for the officials of the Probation Service of Kosovo aimed at enhancing the skills of its officials in addressing violent extremism-related issues. The training, attended by 22 probation officers, was structured into six focused sessions.
The first day kicked off with an "Introduction to Risk Assessment Tools," providing insights into various models and best practices for assessing risks associated with violent extremist offenders (VETOs) and returnees from war zones. The session emphasized the key aspects and indicators crucial for effective risk assessment.
Participants then delved into the "Principles of Monitoring and Evaluation," focusing on managing Terrorism and Violent Extremism cases. This session highlighted the importance of Managerial Accountability within the Probation Service of Kosovo.
The second day began with a session on "International Principles and Practices for Handling Women's Cases in the Post-Conflict Period." It explored local legislation and international legal frameworks, emphasizing their application in Kosovo's context.
A critical session on the "Gender Component in Rehabilitation and Re-Integration Programs" followed, underscoring the importance of gender considerations in developing effective rehabilitation strategies.
The training concluded with a discussion on "Linking Probation Services with the Community," stressing the significance of communication in community-based interventions.
Expert trainers from the Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (KCSS) led the sessions, ensuring a blend of local relevance and international best practices. This initiative represents a significant step in further building the capacities of Kosovo Probation Service to effectively tackle the challenges posed by violent extremism.
This activity is organized in the framework of "Professional development of the Kosovo Probation Service to face terrorism and violent extremism" project, supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the British Embassy in Prishtina.