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Paul Geurts started working for the Dutch Custodial Institutions Agency (DJI) in 1989 as middle manager. From 1995 he served as Prison Director working with juveniles, male and females inmates. From 2007 until 2012 Paul was responsible for international cooperation of DJI. In this role Paul developed and implemented bilateral programs with a.o. the Turkish-, the Bulgarian- and the Croatian Prison Systems and with PRAWA in Nigeria, focussing on juvenile and female prisoners, on planning and control systems and on influencing public opinion on detention. During these years Paul stood at the cradle of EUROPRIS and developed his network with International Organisations. Contacts with ACSA and PRAWA developed during these years.
In 2012/13 Paul worked with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan as Prison Advisor. From 2013 until the beginning of 2020 Paul Worked as Regional Prison Systems Advisor for the International Committee of the Red Cross, both in Southern and Eastern Africa and in Asia. In this position Paul (co) developed and delivered capacity building programs in different countries in the southern hemisphere.
Starting 2020 Paul has his own consultancy firm (Prison Systems Support).
Paul holds a Bachelor in Social Work, is an experienced prison manager and a certified coach.