Train correctional officers to work better with road offenders Silvia Bernardo December 13, 2019

Train correctional officers to work better with road offenders

The ‘Bringing Safety on the Roads’ (BriSaR) project focuses on supporting prison and probation staff to work effectively with offenders convicted for road crimes.

The Kick-off meeting of BriSaR project took place in Sinaia, Romania, on the 12th and 13th of December 2019.

By adapting an existing programme in Portugal (STOP – Responsibility and Safety, targeted
at Road Code violators) and updating it in line with the research evidence and offender
expectations, the project aims to:

1) Reduce convictions for road traffic offences through an evidence-based intervention
(including offences like driving without a license, driving an unregistered car, driving a car
with forged registration plates, driving dangerously or drunk driving);

2) Encourage the change of attitudes and behaviours associated with drunk driving to the
voluntary adoption of alternative behaviours that prevent recidivism;

3) Generate more public awareness regarding road safety.

BriSaR Partners:

Romania: European Strategies Consulting;

Portugal: IPS_Innovative Prison Systems, Aproximar and Directorate-General for
Reintegration and Prison Services;

Spain: Loyola University Foundation Andalucia;

Turkey: Ministry of Justice – Probation Directorate Ankara.

Learn more about BriSaR project