World Congress on Probation

The World Congress on Probation is a biannual event that brings together community corrections experts and practitioners from all over the world to meet their colleagues, share effective practices and discuss industry challenges. Over the years, this event has been a collaboration of respected organizations, including the International Corrections and Prisons Association, American Probation and Parole Association, International Community Corrections Association, and the Confederation of European Probation. Every conference includes respected keynote speakers, workshops, time for networking and more. Below is a roundup of information from the four past conferences, including links to previous conference materials housed on a CEP World Congress web page.

Brochure - World Congress

Previous Conferences

2013 – London

The First World Congress on Probation took place on October 9-10, 2013 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center in London, England. The inaugural event was hosted by the UK National Offender Management Service, the Probation Chiefs Association, the London Probation Trust, and the West Yorkshire Probation Trust.

2015 – Los Angeles

Named the World Congress on Community Corrections, the second global gathering took place July 14-16, 2015 at the Weston Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in Los Angeles. U.S. It was hosted by the American Probation and Parole Association and the International Community Corrections Association.

A Conversation at the World Congress on Probation

2017 – Tokyo

The Third World Congress on Probation took place September 12-14. 2017 at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. It was hosted by the Ministry of Justice and the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders. The event theme was “Development of Probation and the Role of Community.”

2019 – Sydney

The Fourth World Congress on Probation took place on September 18-20, 2019 at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth in Sydney, Australia. It was hosted by Corrective Services New South Wales. The event theme was “Building Public Confidence in Community Offender Management.”

Keynote Speaker at the World Congress on Probation

Future Conferences

2021 – Ottawa

The next World Congress on Probation conference will take place in Ottawa, Canada in 2021. The organizing committee for the 5th World Congress on Probation and Parole recently issued a call for presentation abstracts.