ARID to hold workshop on revamping probation services

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Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agricultural University is going to hold a two-day workshop on “Capacity Building and Risk Assessment of Punjab Probation/Payroll Officers” in the light of a research project approved by Higher Education Commission to reclaim criminals, convicts and inmates of Punjab prisons as useful citizens of the society.

The workshop will be held from December 20-21, here at the University alongwith international and national partners of the project who will shed light on modern standards and methods to make prisoners, convicts and accused persons useful citizens of the society.

Professor Mazhar Hussain Bhutta, Principal Investigator Officer and Chairman of the Department of Criminology and Sociology, Pir Meher Ali Shah Arid Agricultural University told APP that the workshop is being organised under the HEC-approved research project “Revamping Probation Services: Assessing risks, needs and strengths of offenders on probation in Punjab, Pakistan.” He said that the international academic partner of this project is Dr. Shelley Brown who is Professor of forensic psychology, and Director, Gender and Crime Lab at Carleton University Canada. —APP