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We invite you to submit an abstract for a presentation to be presented at the World Conference on Probation and Parole relating to the theme:

No One Left Behind: Building Community Capacity

This international event is being organized by the Canadian Criminal Justice Association, in collaboration with the Parole Board of Canada, the Correctional Service of Canada, Public Safety Canada, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. It will be held at the Delta Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Consider attending this networking opportunity to learn about the latest in probation and parole around the world.

The Congress will explore the challenges, opportunities and success stories involved in building community capacity and sustaining partnerships that support successful reintegration for diverse groups of offenders in an evolving global environment.

Academics, researchers, students, community-based organizations, practitioners, and policy leaders are invited to submit presentation proposals relating to one or more of the sub-themes listed below. Please note that elements within the sub-themes are not exclusive. Other subjects can be added if they are connected to the main theme of “No one left behind: building community capacity”.

Abstract subjects can be related to the following or any other subject related to the main theme:

    • Offenders with mental health needs

    • Offenders from minority groups     

    • Elderly offenders

    • Disabled offenders

    • Women offenders

    • Radicalized offenders

    • Young offenders

    • Long term offenders

    • Indigenous offenders

    • Staff Training

    • Public Awareness Strategies

    • High risk offenders

    • Building community capacity

    • Partnerships

Presentation Types



90 minute sessions including a question period will be provided for individuals or groups to discuss related topics. Interaction with attendees is especially encouraged.

Short Presentations

These will be limited to 20 minutes and may be grouped with other related presentations to form a workshop.

Scholarly Poster Presentations

A poster session will allow for research results and encouraging breakthroughs to be presented in written and graphic format. Presenters should be available at scheduled times to explain their findings and respond to questions from Congress attendees.

Documentaries, Short Film, Podcasts

Sessions should inform and share experiences related to the Congress theme. Discussion time should be built in.

Submission Format

Along with a 50-100 word abstract, we would ask the potential presenters please submit the type and length of presentation they wish to submit, as well as a short biography about themselves and any other presenters attending. Please also note that presenters must also be registered for the Congress in order to present.

NEW Deadline: January 15, 2022, 11:59:59PM EST

Please send your submissions to and cc Irving Kulik at



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