Training professionals using the VERA-2R

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Many judicial professionals have been trained in using the VERA-2R in and outside Europe. In the training course the VERA-2R manual (2018 version in English, Dutch, German and French) and training material in four languages are used. A Finnish translation will be updated. Below an overview of European and non-European countries trained in the VERA-2R. Some countries are mentioned that will be trained.

EUROPEAN COUNTRIES AND ORGANIZATIONS TRAINED IN THE VERA-2R

CountryOrganizationType of trainingParticipantsDate
AustriaAustrian prison organization, WienVERA-2R30Nov. 2018
Neustart probation, WienVERA-2R20Sept 2019
BelgiumVVSE, BrusselsVERA-215Nov. 2016
BRAVVO, BrusselsVERA-215Oct. 2017
Belgian prison organization, BrusselsVERA-2/2R80June 2017 Oct. 2017
Belgian prison organization, BrusselsVERA-2R40Oct. 2018
VERA-2R Follow-up80Oct. 2018
Belgian Justice Houses, Antwerp,VERA-2R20June 2018
DenmarkDanish prison and probation organization, CopenhagenVERA-2R13Dec. 2018
EnglandForensic Service Tully, NottinghamVERA-2R14Nov. 2018
Connect Psychological Services Limited, NewportVERA-2R30Nov 2019
GermanyLegato Service, HamburgVERA-2R14Feb. 2017
Prison Service, Niedersachsen16Feb. 2019
Prison Service, Bremen16Feb. 2019
Prison Service, Berlin16March 2019
Prison Service, Hamburg15May 2019
Prison Service, Hessen15Sept 2019
Prison Service Schleswig Holstein15Sept 2019
FinlandFinnish Criminal Sanctions Agency, HelsinkiVERA-2/2R65Nov. 2016 → March 2018 → Oct 2019
Finnish Immigration Service, Helsinki
FranceMinistry of Justice, ParisVERA-2/2R90June 2016 → Dec. 2017
APCARS, Paris
ENAP, Agen
RomaniaRomanian Government Security Training AcademyVERA-2 Training202015-2016
ScotlandGovernment of Scotland, EdinburghVERA-2/2R50May 2016
Scotland National Police, Risk Assessment Authority2014-2016
SwedenSwedish prison and probation organization, StockholmVERA-2R15Sept. 2018
The NetherlandsForensic Mental health professionals NIFPVERA-2R VERA-2R Follow-up200 48April 2015 -> Jan. 2019 Jan. 2018 -> Jan. 2019
Prison service professionals
Police psychologists
Probation workers
Security service professionals

NON-EU COUNTRIES, ORGANIZATIONS AND PROFESSIONALS TRAINED IN THE VERA-2R

CountryOrganizationType of trainingParticipantsDate
AustraliaGovernment of Australia: Home Affairs and Attorney-General’s DepartmentVERA-2R70June 2017 -> Nov. 2018
NSW Mental Health Network
Consultant Psychiatrists and Psychologists
CanadaNational Police (RCMP and other Canadian government AgenciesVERA-2/2R70Feb. 2017 and prior years
Quebec National Police (Surete du Quebec)
Community CVE agencies
USAU.S Federal Bureau of PrisonsVERA-2R5Nov. 2017
FBI National Academy, QuanticoVERA-2402014-15
SingaporeGovernment SecurityVERA-2/2R202015-2017
VERA-tools have been introduced in countries in Asia and Africa by official training and/or invitating individuals to VERA-2R trainings provided in other countries. In a few countries in Africa and Asia, professionals have applied a VERA-based analysis or risk assessment based only on open-source publications and written documentation.