team & partners
Sanita is project SPORE Project Manager. In her previous position as a trainee in Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS she worked on development of the project proposals for European Commission and legal research. She holds Bachelor degree in Law (University of Latvia) and will graduate her master studies in summer of 2013.
Joanna Clarke, PhD. is a Registered Forensic Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She is also an Associate Trainer with the Work Skills Centre (New Zealand) and the Centre for Supervision Training (UK).
Jo has worked in the forensic settings for nearly 25 years, working extensively with high-risk sexual and violent offenders, as well as with staff providing therapeutic services to these and other offender groups. Most of this work has been undertaken in Her Majesty’s Prison Service, but Jo also has considerable experience working with a range of private and charitable companies, as a clinician, trainer, consultant and researcher.
In recognition of the multiple and complex challenges facing staff in critical occupations, Jo has applied the results of several years’ research to the development of comprehensive training packages and strategies, designed to support both individuals and organisations in achieving their goals in good psychological health.
Jo currently works for the University of York, where she is Director of the MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology.
Bas is a professor of Probation and Safety Policy at the Centre for Criminal Justice and Safety of the Avans University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands). He is responsible for the supervision of the research program and related curriculum development concerning the following subjects: local and national public safety policies and networks, evidence based offender supervision programs relevant to the field of probation, parole and community-based corrections, risk and needs assessment, desistance focused interventions, re-entry services, and finally implementation and quality management issues in the criminal justice context. Bas Vogelvang was involved in the development and implementation of national risk and needs assessment instruments and inter-agency communication standards for police, youth courts, youth probation services, child protective services and correctional facilities. He wrote the Dutch juvenile probation handbook and young adult probation handbook, and introduced Circles of Support and Accountability in the Netherlands, together with the Dutch Probation.
Andrey holds a Master’s degree in Law, and has specialized in International Law and International Relations at the Sofia University Faculty of Law.
He has 7 years of experience developing and managing international projects at IGA, implementing research, and delivering training to front line professionals and managers from respective authorities and agencies.
Specific Expertise: Research in the field of best practice transfer and the What Works agenda, practical work on adaptation and introduction of best practices in Bulgaria.
Kalev Kuljus is the succesor of Janika Kirsten and joined the project in early 2013. Kalev works in probation field since 2006. Currently he is working as Viru Prison Youth department probation worker supervisor.
Head of CEP
Willem van der Brugge is the Secretary General of CEP since April 2013. Starting as a probation officer in prison setting, he has built up a professional experience in the sector of probation of more than twenty years. In his career he held several management positions in which dealt with a wide variety of issues, ranging from quality management and project management to finances and and promoting European exchange in the framework of the Network on Prevention of Drugs and Infections in Prison (ENDIPP). In all his jobs Mr. van der Brugge continuously tried to link and to align content, policy and operations.
CEP Liaison Officer
Koen is the Liaison Officer of CEP. In this role he develops the contacts of the organisation with European Institutions, eg. The EU and its agencies, and promotes European regulations regarding probation in the network of CEP. In this last regard he is/has been involved in most of the EU projects in which CEP joined as partner or associate. Before Mr. Goei was the Communications Officer of CEP, being responsible for the development of the CEP website and the CEP digital newsletter. Within the project he will coordinate the building and maintenance of the website and forum, as well as the updates in the CEP electronic Newsletter. Mr. Goei holds master degrees (MA) in European Studies (University of Amsterdam and the IHEE in Strasbourg).
Kristiāna is the Senior Expert at the State Probation Service of Latvia. She is responsible for adapting, adjusting and implementing of probation programmes, work control and organization of staff support activities, monitoring the probation programmes. The last project she was involved in is “Development of Supervision and Treatment System for Sex-offenders in Latvia” as a project co-ordinator. KristiānaiLapiņa holds Master’s Degree in Pedagogy, she has received specialized higher education in medicine and psychology. Currently she is studying PHD in Sociology.
Anvars is the Senior Researcher at the State Probation Service of Latvia (SPS). His duties include organizing and leading researches addressing the needs of SPS. His research interests are Probation, Community-Based Corrections, Offender Rehabilitation, Risk and Need Assessment, Safety Policy, Offenders Treatment Policy and Practice. His work involves lecturing and training activities aimed at probation officers and managers. AnvarsZavackis holds M.A. in Sociology and is currently studying in the Sociology Doctoral Programme of the University of Latvia.
Aleid is a staff member / policy maker for the Dutch Probation Services in one of the southern probation regions of Holland since 1995. Her main duties are supervising the process of client pre-sentence reporting, the control and guidance of offenders released from prison, former prisoners and the guidance of clients community payback services.
Heli is the Senior Probation Officer – Methodologist in Third Unit at Viru Prison in Estonia. Since 2007 she has been working as a probation officer of minors and young adults.
Dimitar holds Masters degree in Pedagogy with 11 years work experience in the prison system. He has also specialized in "Probation Staff Training" at the University of Central Lancashire - Great Britain; "Advocacy and Lobbying", as well as "Quality Management" at TUV NORD, Bulgaria. He is an author of more than 20 publications, with significant experience in developing and managing projects (more than 80 projects).
Since 2007 he is a member of the Board of the European organization for probation (CEP).
Karīna is project’s SPORE Financial Officer. Ms. Veisahas eight year experience in accountancy; three of which she worked for State Probation Service of Latvia, where her duties included work on the Society Integration Foundation projects. Ms. Veisa holds master’s degree in Economics. Apart from project SPORE, she works as Occupational health and safety engineer and volunteers as mediator for State Probation Service of Latvia.
Liene was SPORE project manager until 08.04.2013. She works in the field of Probation in Latvia since the very beginning – 2003, and was one of the developers of probation system in Latvia. She has a good understanding of probation work and a long-standing experience in international co-operation from her work in the Ministry of Justice and the State Probation Service.
Imants is the Communications Expert for project SPORE. He is in charge of organizing communication of project’s activities and findings to probation officers in Project partner countries via project’s web page as well as coordinating other activities related to communication project’s activities to wider public. Previously he has worked on numerous international projects as Communications Specialist, as well as the Head of Public Relations for the State Probation Service of Latvia.