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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Teaching inmates coding skills
This project focuses on contributing to breaking the cycle of incarceration by teaching inmates computer programming skills that can significantly increase their chances of employment after they serve their prison sentences.
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).