Community is involved in correctional process: CEP visits ICPA in Mexico

20-12-2012 — / — In October of this year, CEP attended the 14th International Corrections and Prison Association (ICPA) Annual Conference, hosted by the Ministry of Justice of the United States of Mexico.

The delegation of CEP consisted of President Marc Cerón and Board Member Sue Hall. They were pleased to attend the event because special interest was given to probation, offender management, health, and resettlement in the community as very important elements for achieving the general goals of the correctional system.

The very first panel session was dedicated to the engagement of the community in the correctional process. It is an indication, rooted in evidence and well described in the Council of Europe Recommendations, that interventions in the community may be a key element in the correctional practice. Particularly when the aim is re-socialisation, prison may be the last resort.

For Marc Cerón and Sue Hall it was also important to connect to colleagues from around the world. They gained a better sense of new developments and were able to promote the upcoming CEP World Congress on Probation. This event will take place in October 2013 in London, UK.

Download Marc Cerón’s presentation



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