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Stories on Training and Development
Prison officers: research reveals link between professional development and enhanced rehabilitation outcomes
“Aligning the goals of detention and rehabilitation with recruitment, retention, and professional development strategies in European prisons” is a recently published paper advocating for comprehensive training to empower prison officers and create more effective and rehabilitative prison systems in Europe.
With the aim of providing a balanced sexual education to youths, a consortium of eight partners across Europe is developing a comprehensive set of pedagogical toolkits and a complementary training platform for professionals working with young people. These resources cover key topics for potential adaptation with students, and are envisaged to support gender-based violence awareness and prevention among youths, especially university students.
A group of partner organisations working in criminal justice across Europe is creating a training model aimed at improving the approach of professionals involved in the probation process. The goal is to promote the use of the restorative justice method, focused on repairing the harm caused by crime rather than simply punishing offenders.
Considering the promising results of VR-based interventions, a consortium of eight European organisations is working on applying the technology to tackle reactive aggression in prison settings. The initiative aims to use VR to provide aggression regulation training for people in custody and to develop and practice the response competencies of prison guards.
With the aim of empowering criminal justice professionals in their career management, a European project is finalising a comprehensive online platform offering learning opportunities and personalised training solutions.
A European partnership involving nine countries has developed a training platform to provide career guidance to prison administrations, especially prison officers. This effort is built on research-based identification of the most critical training areas for these professionals.