Revolutionising Career Management for Criminal Justice Professionals in Europe José Santos April 13, 2023

Revolutionising Career Management for Criminal Justice Professionals in Europe

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.

Despite the critical role that criminal justice professionals play in society, many face an uncertain and unpredictable career path in the face of the rapidly evolving social and political landscape.

Without the necessary support and direction, professionals in the criminal justice field may struggle to identify the best ways to improve their skills in line with the criminal justice’s transformative shift.

To address this challenge, there is a growing need for innovative approaches to career management in the criminal justice sector. Such approaches must take into account the changing cultural norms and values within EU justice settings and must be tailored to the unique needs and challenges faced by these professionals.

Hence, for the past three years, the mission of the CCJ4C project – European Career Counselling Guidelines for Staff Working in Criminal Correctional Justice System – was to address this void. The project consortium is finalising a training platform that seeks to guide and support prison officers and other professionals working in prison administrations in their learning pathways and career development.

This new comprehensive e-learning portal seeks to address the lack of career management guidance for prison officers and other criminal justice professionals in Europe. The solution will come with a free training course for prison staff looking to broaden their skills.

The Corrections Careers Guidance Portal will soon be available for free offering a self-paced training course for correctional personnel seeking to expand their competencies and abilities.

The course serves as a supportive and dynamic platform to empower users to take control of their career development journey and achieve their professional goals. By taking this course, professionals working in the prison sector will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the competencies required for effective career management and explore personalised learning solutions to strengthen these skills.

The online platform will offer a variety of learning opportunities adaptable to the learner’s requirements and availability. Learners may choose to complete a comprehensive course on a subject or focus on specific training modules.

On April 12 and 13, 2023, the CCJ4C Consortium reached one of the final project milestones by holding the final project meeting in Ankara, Turkey, hosted by the partner General Directorate of Prisons and Detention Houses.

This project final meeting represented a last collaborative effort to make the necessary adjustments and align all aspects of the project. During these two days, the partners discussed the progress made so far, identified the challenges that arose, and brainstormed potential solutions.

The meeting provided the opportunity for consortium members to evaluate their work and verify that the project’s objectives were met.

Know more about this project


European Career Counselling Guidelines for Staff Working in Criminal Correctional Justice System

The CCJ4C project is led by CPIP – Centre for the Promotion of Lifelong Learning (Romania), in partnership with IPS_Innovative Prison Systems (Portugal), Timisoara Prison (Romania), Bremen Senate of Justice and Constitution (Germany), General Directorate of Prisons and Detention Houses (Turkey), CEIPESInternational Centre for the Promotion of Education and Development (Italy),  Baltic Institute of Technological Education (Lithuania), ICPA – International Corrections & Prisons Association (The Netherlands), York Associates (United Kingdom), BrainLog (Denmark) and SNPP – National Trade Union of Prison Workers (Romania).

The project is funded by the Erasmus+ programme: KA3: Support for policy reform – Initiatives for policy innovation European forward-looking cooperation projects in the field of education and training.

For more information on the CCJ4C project, please visit its website.

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