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A Message from Michelle Carpentier – ICPA’s New Executive Director

24th February 2017

If you were among the lucky ones who attended our Annual General Meeting last October in Bucharest, Romania, you probably know that ICPA has a new Executive Director. It is with great pleasure that I accepted the ICPA Executive Director role, after a beautiful and challenging 33 years career with the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC). I now feel very fortunate to be part of the fantastic ICPA organization and the Global Corrections Community. I have started my career as a Correctional Officer in 1984 following a Bachelor degree in Criminology at the University of Montreal. Over my years with the Correctional Service, I have held various positions from frontline, […]

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The R2Pris Project – Radicalization Prevention in Prisons

20th February 2017

R2Pris, Radicalization Prevention in Prisons, is a consortium of 6 European countries and ICPA, EuroPris, the European Centre for Penitentiary Studies, the Beira Interior University law enforcement, justice and public safety research and technology transfer lab and IPS_Innovative Prison Systems. The 6 participating nations are Norway, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Romania, and Turkey. The goals of the project are to: Create awareness on the broad picture of terrorism, the mind set and narratives used by understanding why prisons are a breeding ground for radicalization; the difference between conversion, radicalization and moving to extremist views (terminology); the pathways and levels of radicalization, role in the network; recruitment tactics employed within the prison […]

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ICPA’s 19th AGM and Annual Conference – Call for Papers NOW OPEN!

9th February 2017

Call for Papers is now open! ICPA’s 19th Annual Conference and AGM will be held at the Hotel Novotel London West, from the 22-27 of October in London, UK. This year, the Conference will be hosted by Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) formerly known as the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) and the theme for the Conference is ‘Innovation in Rehabilitation: Building Better Futures’. To submit your abstract proposal or for further information about the conference, please visit www.icpa.ca/london2017

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ICPA 19th Annual Conference

23rd November 2016

In joint collaboration with Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) formerly known as the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), ICPA is pleased to invite corrections professionals from around the world to attend our 19th Annual Conference in London, 22-27th October 2017. The theme for this event is ‘Innovation In Rehabilitation: Building Better Futures’ where delegates can expect to learn about the latest approaches, ideas and technologies in relation to the rehabilitation of offenders and their reintegration into the community. Join us in London at the largest annual gathering of international corrections professionals with a huge variety of presentations and topics across a full six day programme of events. Network […]

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2nd Edition of Advancing Corrections Journal & Call for Papers: Issue #3

22nd November 2016

The International Corrections and Prisons Association is pleased to announce the second issue of the journal “Advancing Corrections”. This issue includes 15 original papers with authors from Canada, America, the UK, the Netherlands, Australia and Africa. The response to the last Call for Papers was overwhelming and with the support of our international Editorial Board, we could choose ‘la crème de la crème’ for our readers. The mix of authors we have been able to attract is also encouragingly representative of the community of corrections professionals we want to engage – academics and/or researchers, consultants, senior corrections officials, including a few heads of service, front-line practitioners, public and private sector […]

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An Exciting TV Co-Production between ICPA and ITN Productions

7th November 2016

ICPA AND ITN PRODUCTIONS PROUDLY PRESENT ‘PRISONS – DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD? Get involved with ‘Prisons – Doing More Harm Than Good?’ a news and current-affairs style programme, anchored by national newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky. Drawing upon ITN’s 60 year heritage and expertise in storytelling, the collaboration between ITN Productions and ICPA explores the need to rethink the use of our prison systems and helps the sector address the issues that arise from incarceration, including re-entry into the community. ‘Prisons – Doing More Harm Than Good?, will premiere at the ICPA annual conference in London, October 2017. The programme will then form part of an extensive online communications campaign, with […]

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New Founding Statements Approved!

7th November 2016

During ICPA’s Annual General Meeting in Bucharest Romania, 25 October 2016, the Board of the Association, in cooperation with the members, approved important statements. The purpose of these statements is to establish a unified voice in key matters concerning corrections and to allow the Association and its members to react to matters happening across the world with a shared view and opinion. The approved statements were related to “Management of Aged and Frail Offenders in Custody”, “Management of Women Offenders in Custody” and “Occupational Health and Safety of Staff”. We welcome you to read the statements. Check the full list of statements  

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ICPA 2016 Conference Presentations

26th October 2016

Please find below links to some of the ICPA 2016 Presentations.   P1-02 “Transformational Leadership in Corrections”- Anadora Moss & Reginald Wilkinson: http://bit.ly/2eF7ODR P1-03 “Leading Reform in England and Wales, Putting Prison Governors at the Heart of Change”- Gill Attrill & Ian Bickers: http://bit.ly/2eAz5HC W1-01 “Leadership Conundrums”- Paul Crookall: http://bit.ly/2ez1imw W1-01 “Leadership Conundrums” – Monica Redden:http://bit.ly/2dQb94D W1-02 “Building on the success of others: supporting professional prison services in Africa” – Diuedonne Koyenga & Paul Geurts: http://bit.ly/2eABWAl W1-03 “Correctional Practice in Singapore: Evaluation of a Throughcare Rehabilitation Regime for High-Risk Offenders”- Karam Singh: http://bit.ly/2eoCewm W1-04 “Establishing Leadership of Probation Officers through the Offender Rehabilitation Reform” – Satoshi Minoura: http://bit.ly/2eLdnQo W1-05 “Transformational Leadership – More Influence, Less Authority” – Craig Howard: http://bit.ly/2ehzm33 […]

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1st Edition of Advancing Corrections Journal

23rd May 2016

The International Corrections and Prisons Association is pleased to announce the newly launched journal “Advancing Corrections”. The Advancing Corrections Journal: lSSN 2517-9233 is a peer-reviewed publication that provides an interdisciplinary and international forum for the dissemination of new research, policies and practices related to advancing professional corrections worldwide. The aim is to provide an opportunity for both researchers and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines (criminal justice, psychology, sociology, political science, economics, public health, and social work) to publish papers that examine issues from a variety of perspectives in a unique, interdisciplinary forum. Advancing Corrections is intended to fill the need for researchers to speak more clearly to practitioners […]

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Implementing Information Technology in Corrections in the Developing World

11th March 2016

As corrections in the developing world moves away from punishment and towards the challenges of rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders, corrections officials are searching for ways to improve both their efficiency and effectiveness. There is often a lack of resources available to manage and provide quality correctional services, even when the will to do so is enduring. Compounding the challenge is the fact that most corrections and prison systems in developing nations have been unable to join the information age; they continue to rely on traditional paper-driven, resource intensive, unreliable, unsecure and difficult-to-access record keeping. Pursuing humane and professional correctional aims for the rehabilitation of offenders is a complicated task […]

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