Message from the Director General

Ladies and gentlemen.

The year 2024 will certainly offer many challenges for our Service and I firmly believe that everything that will need to be addressed, completed or restarted will be managed thanks to the great team that the Probation and Mediation Service has. The end of 2023 was unfortunately marked by the sadness felt by the whole Czech Republic after the unprecedented attack on the Faculty of Arts of Charles University. The Probation and Mediation Service naturally offers help to all those affected by this tragedy. Throughout the year, we will remind the public of the possibilities of our assistance to all victims of crime, which we offer at centres throughout the country. We will use traditional events such as European Victims of Crime Day and Restorative Justice Week to do this, but we will also be reaching out to you at other meetings in all regions of the country.

Of course, we continue our daily agenda and our professional work not only with offenders. We are helping to reduce recidivism in our country, promoting positive change in the lives of our clients and helping to repair the harm that has been done in society. You can always turn to us with confidence when you need us. We hope to continue to improve the practice of criminal justice and to contribute to the wider application of alternative sentencing and restorative programs in our country.

Andrea Matouskova