What we do
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.
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.
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.
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 Correctional sector: First, by promoting the adoption of best practices and evidence-based approaches; Secondly, by supporting the implementation of modern organisational structures and systems and the qualification of staff .
We aim to better coordinate between Member States, EU institutions and agencies to foster international judicial cooperation. In this regard, we work to contribute to a more balanced approach on the application of preventive measures and the respect for the fundamental rights of persons detained.
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 extremism — and its manifestations — in this region.
We have implemented training programmes for inmates and prison staff in Portugal. These initiatives contributed to raising awareness of mental health, the importance of providing staff with professional development opportunities and the important role of leadership development.
Our team leads country-specific projects, assisting government departments in developing and implementing correctional policies and practices. In this regard, we:
- Have developed a framework to enhance the Bahamas’ correctional system;
- Have supported the implementation of 3 public-private partnership projects in Brazil;
- Are currently working on a model to strengthen the Probation services in Guyana;
- Have designed and supported digital transformation initiatives in several states;
- Have advised on the adoption of technology solutions;
- Have designed policy recommendations on the reduction of pre-trial detention and the improvement of detention conditions;
- Provided technical assistance to International Multilateral Organisations in the region.