What we do
We approach criminal justice reform in a multidisciplinary way
For more than two decades, we have been promoting transnational R&D cooperation, training, the development and exchange of innovative practices between LEAs, public administrations and private firms working in criminal justice.
We collaborate with experts to develop projects in the Correctional sector
Our ambition is to consolidate partnerships with reputed individuals and organisations. Together we are committed to deploying integrative solutions on corrections management, offender rehabilitation programmes, as well as training and development initiatives.
We contribute to the digitalisation of prison systems’ operations and culture
Our purpose is to promote the digital transformation of the Correctional sector by building IT solutions that solve correctional challenges. We aim to unveil business opportunities for technology providers and correctional agencies and display them on our networking hub, Corrections Direct.
We share relevant insights, practices and expertise with our community
By creating exclusive content about contemporary best practices in Corrections for the Justice Trends Magazine, we keep the global criminal justice community updated. On the other hand, we make it easier for Corrections professionals to access specialised courses and learn new skills and concepts through our online training platform, Corrections Learning Academy.
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Embracing criminal justice challenges nationally and across borders
We contribute to the modernisation and digitisation of the European Correctional sector: First, by promoting qualification standards regarding the prison officers’ digital skills; Secondly, by providing specialised training for inmates.
We aim to better coordinate between the EU Member States, EU institutions and agencies, the Council of Europe, and the UN to foster international judicial cooperation. In this regard, we work to contribute to a more balanced approach to applying preventive measures concerning the fundamental rights of persons detained in Europe.
We are involved in several international projects in radicalisation prevention in prisons and probation settings, aimed at developing, testing and mainstreaming new screening and assessment instruments, management and staff training contents, technical interventions, and policy recommendations.
Researching and developing new resources and models to create international training programmes are core elements of our work. We create b-Learning courses to prepare corrections professionals — and academics, researchers, local, regional, and governmental actors — to deal with work challenges. We also build training programmes for inmates, addressing vocational education, digital literacy, basic skills and key competencies, emotional intelligence and self-regulation, sexual education, and more.
We work with an experts’ network to approach radicalisation disengagement, and reintegration strategies focused on the Balkans. The joint effort of researchers, prison and probation staff, law enforcement agents, judicial practitioners, and public officials aims to enhance the awareness of radicalisation prevention initiatives and identify trends of Far-right extremism — and its manifestations — in this region.
We have recently implemented training programmes for inmates and prison staff in Portugal. These initiatives contributed to raising awareness of mental health, the importance of providing inmates with professional development opportunities (as a facilitator of social reintegration and recidivism prevention) and the need for leadership development among staff.
Our team leads country-specific projects, assisting government departments in developing and implementing correctional policies and practices. In this regard, we recently developed a framework to enhance the Bahamas’ correctional system, and we are currently working on a model to strengthen the Probation services in Guyana.