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The new probation law is aimed at further humanization of criminal policy: K.Kassymov

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K. Kassymov reported on the development of draft laws “On Probation” and “On amendments and additions to some legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on probation.”

According to the minister, the individual program of social and legal assistance to persons who are registered in Probation Service, will be based on a comprehensive study of personality and life situation, but also contain a set of measures, provided by the local executive bodies, organizations and citizens.

“Procurement of the profession, job skills, the restoration of documents, planning of employment and living at the stage of liberation were used as the basis of the penitentiary probation,” K. Kassymov said.

According to the Minister, the results of only one year, if there are two models of the probation, showed a significant efficacy for the prevention of new crimes.

“Pre-trial prison and probation are adopted at sentence and post-penitentiary stage along with the existing since 2012, for the approximation of the criminal laws of the country to the world practice in terms of expanding the scope of criminal law in relation to offenders,” K. Kassymov informed.

According to the results of the work, the probation service will draw up a report containing the information to the court about the personal features of the suspect, the implementation of appropriate measures or the desire to fulfill them at the pre-trial stage. In the case of the court’s decision for imprisonment, there comes a period of the next probation model – the prison.

According to the head of the Interior Ministry, the objectives of the law, developed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan in the framework of implementation of the 33rd step of the Plan of Nation – 100 concrete steps to implement 5 institutional reforms are expansion of socialized capacity of criminal justice, the further humanization of criminal policy.

“The adoption of law will create conditions for the full participation of organizations and individuals in the social adaptation of the offender, providing them with social and legal assistance aimed at the prevention of re-offending,” the Minister concluded.

Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

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