Presentation STREAM

STREAM has addressed the variability in the use of evaluation across the EU. The previous STARR (Strengthening Transnational Approaches to Reducing Reoffending) project found relatively sound evaluations in only 5 of 27 member states it researched. STARR highlighted the disparity in evaluation and evidence based practices between Member States (MS) and the impact of infrastructure and culture on their capability to assess their work. Developing an evidence-led culture has contributed enormously to the mutual trust that is a central EU aspiration and a precondition of the success of EU Council Framework Decisions like 947.

STREAM intends to disseminate knowledge about effective practice, how its implementation can be directed and how results can be identified. An evaluation toolkit along with recommendations to assist services in identifying factors to achieve results will enhance effectiveness of interventions and build more efficient correctional services. This will support organisations in evaluating outcomes including the effects of human and social capital and measure frequency of re-offending. The guidance and recommendations aim to facilitate sharing of research and effective practice whilst remaining sufficiently flexible to accommodate diverse populations, cultures and contexts across EU criminal justice.

ASASR was involved in STREAM by conducting the literature review on the impact of probation and also in the evaluation of the SEED transfer in Romania.

STREAM Website

This project website has been developed during the lifetime of the project with the aim of acting as a portal for all EU member states and candidate countries to find out further information about this very exciting project. The project website will allow member states to access the evaluation tool developed. The website contains all project materials and is hosted and managed by the CEP. It can be found at:



Health Promotion for Young Offenders

The project Health Promotion for Young Prisoners (HPYP) aims at developing and improving health promotion for young vulnerable people in the prison setting. It specifically aims at the subsequent implementation of a health promotion toolkit for young prisoners widely across European Member States. The toolkit addresses health related factors regarding infectious diseases, sexual health, mental health as well as the prevention and treatment of drug use. The Project “Health Promotion for Young Prisoners” is funded by the Public Health Programme of the European Commission.

The project involves seven countries from old and new European Member States (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, England, Estonia, Germany, Latvia and Romania) and brings together a multi-disciplinary network representing a range of different professional groups and practitioners working inside and outside prisons.

Project Coordinator: the Scientific Institute of the Medical Association of German Doctors (WIAD gem. e.V.) is responsible for the overall management of the project and the coordination of all activities.

Responsibilities of ASSW-Romania:

  • gathering expertise on practices and policies in providing health promotion for young prisoners in Romania;
  • coordinating and undergoing research activities in Romanian prisons;
  • participating in the evaluation of the overall project and toolkit;
  • drawing up a national dissemination strategy and carry out dissemination.

ASSW-Romania Project Coordinator: Anamaria Szabo

Project Website:

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