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4th World Congress on Probation - Sydney 2019

Corrective Services NSW invites you to the upcoming 4th World Congress on Probation, which will be held over three days in Sydney, Australia, in September 2019. 

The 4th World Congress on Probation brings together experts and practitioners from around the world to promote and develop probation and community corrections through the sharing of practical and academic knowledge. 

We are proud to be hosting this event and are looking forward to showcasing how we manage offenders in the community.  

We also hope you extend your journey beyond the conference to enjoy Sydney’s wonderful harbour setting, and the other magnificent sights that the city has to offer. Registrations opened in September 2018. We look forward to seeing you in Sydney this year.

Download 4th World Congress on Probation brochure [PDF 5.17mb]


Speakers for the Congress will include:

Fergus McNeill, Professor of Criminology and Social Work at the University of Glasgow: Principled Probation: Developing ethical and evidence-based practice in the real world.

Michael Spurr CB, Former chief executive of Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service: Balancing probation, public opinion and politics.

Faye Taxman, Professor of Criminology at George Mason University, Northern Virginia: Implementing evidence-based practice.

Kyoko Hazama, Professor, Chiba University, Japan: Involving the community in probation and parole.

Further speaker details will be made available shortly.

Call for papers now open

The 4th World Congress on Probation is the world's largest forum of its kind and aims to promote and develop probation and community corrections through the sharing of practical and academic knowledge. 

We invite individuals, agencies and organisations interested in presenting at the Congress to submit their proposal by 19 April 2019.

More information can be found in Call for papers: Open until 19 April 2019 [PDF, 133kb].

To submit a proposal, please complete the Call for papers: Abstract submission form [DOC, 68kb] and email it to worldcongressprobation2019@justice.nsw.gov.au by 19 April 2019.

Conference details

September 18 - 20, 2019
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, Sydney CBD.
Registration Opens:
September 2018
Registration Details:
​Register online at:  

Commissioner Peter Severin invites you

About CSNSW 

Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) is a division of the Department of Justice. It delivers professional correctional services and programs to reduce re-offending and enhance community safety. As an important element of the criminal justice system, CSNSW manages remand and sen​tenced inmates as well as offenders in the community.

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