CCJ4Career: European Career Counselling Guidelines for Staff Working in Criminal Correctional Justice System

Submitted by gerda on Mon, 01/06/2020 - 15:23
Project name

CCJ4Career: European Career Counselling Guidelines for Staff Working in Criminal Correctional Justice System.

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Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships
About project

This project explores the potential result of a foresight research on careers in correctional justice system, from 7 piloting countries, but with European and international expertise. This project's distinctive features are the exploration of three levels (professions, organizations, and policy) and the use of a participatory method that enables interaction and learning. Summary results, in the form of scenarios, are presented for one profession (the security prison staff) and for the system as a whole. While expressing some of the issues and challenges facing the criminal correctional justice system, we also show the purpose and potential of this kind of foresight study for policy and strategy exploration. Our project is planning on the relevance of the method as a tool for strategic development, evaluation of public policies and, more broadly, the collective construction of knowledge. Our project is about good prison management in a time of change, with career guidance and innovation as fundamental pillars. It is not based merely on theory and hypothesis; instead it is firmly grounded in hard-earned experience and practical knowledge of a unique combination of partners.

Project objectives

1) Develop, test and set in place a working methodology for starting or improving the career guidance process in the criminal correctional justice , focusing on the competencies needed to manage own career. This will be done with direct end user involvement (prison staff), employers (prison administrations), work place (prison), further training (companies and NGOs).
2) Put on the European public agenda the need of a structured and guided approach to career management in prison system, starting with the involvement of the direct interested parties. This will be done with direct involvement of prison administrations, trade unions and international professional bodies.