Cross-sectoral awareness building on mental health needs in the criminal justice system and on release
Coding in prison as a valuable OUTside tool for employment
IPS_Innovative Prison Systems
09/2018 – 08/2021 (36 months)
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Help reduce recidivism rates by teaching inmates coding skills that can significantly increase their chances of employment post-release.
Enhance the inmates’ understanding of a hyper-connected world and environment.
Raise the awareness of prison staff, management, educators/trainers and policy makers to the importance of digital/coding skills enhancement amongst the incarcerated population.
Empower inmates with marketable skills that can lead to employment.
Promote cooperation between prisons and external organisations that can eventually provide a job placement for inmates after release, in the software development field.
Improve the skills of prison trainers/educators enabling these professionals to train inmates on basic computer programming.
Increased knowledge of software and coding (inmates and prison staff responsible for the training).
Development and piloting of a training programme for staff (blended learning).