ICPA And Community News

Yellow Ribbon Run: Run for a Better Future, Leave your Past Behind

9th April 2018

You have a kid that you have taken care of the whole life, and suddenly he/she ends up in prison. You have to deal with something you have not expected to experience. You can take a look back on the past, or you can run for a better future, and help others who have gone through the same ordeal.  Víťa is a well-educated and hard-working woman with no criminal past, yet her son Honza spent three years in prison for drug dealing. “Every morning after a night shift I went straight to the club, spent a whole day there, then I took a shower, went back to work and so […]

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What is Digital Criminology?

9th April 2018

De Montfort University, with support from the British Criminology Society, welcomed four key speakers to talk about how digital technologies could be understood and adopted by correctional services to assist rehabilitation. Whilst we welcome much debate in criminology about the ways digital technology assists in creating crime such as cyber crime our session focused on the ways in which technology could be adopted to facilitate recovery, desistance and rehabilitation. Dr James Tangen – De Montfort University UK  Cybercrime has become one of the most prominent areas of development in policing in the last twenty years. Early attempts to move beyond the broad media language of ‘cybercrime’ and develop a more rigorous framework […]

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Turning Research into Action

4th April 2018

In the latest edition of ‘Criminological Highlights’ published by the University of Toronto (Volume 17 March 2018) the topics summarized include: Are complex algorithms for predicting recidivism helpful? Is the presence of substance abuse treatment programs in a community associated with changes in crime rates? How does contact with the criminal justice system affect the mental health of an accused person? What do the police need to do to encourage Muslim communities to report suspected terrorism activities? What can we learn from the failure to replicate an experiment involving the police? What can be done to help people with criminal convictions nd housing? How does pretrial detention affect crime? What […]

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The DIACEN Project – Seeking Answers on Important Questions

4th April 2018

An inmate is released after serving 5 years in a maximum-security prison. He has had little contact, other than by phone, with his family. Asked what questions he has he responds: What happens if I am stopped by the police and how should I respond? How do I get my driver’s license reinstated? How do you use the bus/subway? Does my cell phone really track where I am and what I say? What services am I entitled to in terms of temporary help for myself and my family? What jobs am I not allowed to hold due to my conviction? What should I tell others about my being in prison? […]

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PRESS RELEASE: ICPA provides world-class training for African corrections professionals

3rd April 2018

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 03 April 2018 Media inquiries: aleksandarpetrov@icpa.ca ICPA provides world-class training for African corrections professionals The International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA), in collaboration with the African Correctional Services Association (ACSA) and the Namibian Correctional Service (NCS), organises its 5th Training Workshop for African Corrections Professionals”. Leading world experts will share expertise on Leadership and Healthcare. The event will take place in the Lucius Sumbwanyambe Mahoto Correctional Service Training College, Omaruru, Namibia, from 22-27 April 2018. Over 30 African professionals from 11 countries have already signed up for the training. During this five–day event, ICPA’s experts will focus on the correctional leadership principles and practices, and […]

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ICPA Planning and Design Hub – Stage 1 Completed

2nd April 2018

Overview The purpose of this document is to provide an update on the ICPA Planning and Design Hub (PD-Hub) project. Brief update of the ICPA PD-Hub The ICPA PD-Hub is an online space proposed and developed by the ICPA Planning and Design Network. It is a global website intended to assist administrators and architects across the world in planning, designing and constructing correctional facilities that align with the values of ICPA. The PD-Hub has 7 main sections through which people can engage and get involved: How To – basic guidelines and resources for administrators to go through before committing to planning and design a new facility About – introduction to […]

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Residents Graduate from Construction Ready Pilot Program

2nd April 2018

On March 2, four residents from the Clayton County Transitional Center (TC) graduated from the Construction Ready Pilot Program. Clayton TC has partnered with the Urban League of Greater Atlanta on a 22-day course, training residents on job readiness and leadership skills. The program began on February 5; it also includes assisting the participants with matching them with a construction job. The Urban League is a grant funded program that assists individuals in gaining different trades such as forklift certification and construction certification. “This partnership with the Urban League prepares the residents who will soon be entered back into society, and gives them a chance to be released with the […]

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Girl Scouts Beyond Bars – Mothers and Daughters Work on Rebuilding Relationship

26th March 2018

In September 2017, the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia began a pilot program at Lee Arrendale State Prison, offering offenders the opportunity to participate in Girl Scouts Beyond Bars. Once a month, mothers and daughters meet to focus on bonding and reinforcing the Girl Scout values and mission, which are to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. “The children of incarcerated parents are often the forgotten victims of crime,” said Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier. “With the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars program we want to reinforce the mother/daughter bond, and to focus on rebuilding their relationship.” The Girl Scouts Beyond Bars program began […]

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NSW Department of Justice: Officers and inmates are blooming winners at Cooma

23rd March 2018

Dahlias, sunflowers, lettuce and pickles grown and made by inmates at Cooma Correctional Centre have taken out a bunch of first prizes at the 143rd Annual Cooma Show this month. The minimum-security inmates, who are earning horticultural qualifications at the prison in the Snowy Mountains, won a total of 15 places across the flower, vegetable and condiment divisions, including all-class champion for their dahlias. Cooma Correctional Centre’s Manager of Security Kevin Parry said competing in the annual show had become a bit of a ‘rehabilitation tradition’ at the prison because it provided inmates with a goal and a sense of achievement. “A lot of work went into getting everything ready […]

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DLR Group’s Los Angeles design professional elevated to AIA College of Fellows

22nd March 2018

DLR Group announced that Justice+Civic Design Leader Andrew Cupples, FAIA, was recently elevated to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows. Fellowship is one of the highest honors that the AIA awards. Fellowship celebrates AIA members who have made significant contributions to the profession and to society, who exemplify architectural excellence, and whose work has profoundly influenced the built environment. Cupples will receive the Fellowship medal during the Investiture of Fellows Ceremony at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 in New York City. The Investiture Ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. “This is a well-deserved honor for Andy […]

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