If you’re a regular visitor to ICPA’s website you will have noticed that our normal homepage has been temporarily moved to make information on the Covid-19 crisis more accessible to our members and colleagues for these next weeks.
Our C19 Prisons Taskforce has launched a Covid-19 Action page to highlight key resources, news from around the world and to provide information on initiatives being undertaken by the groups and individuals involved. We have seen these past weeks a huge effort from colleagues across the globe; people are keen to come together and to help wherever they can. And it is with great appreciation to everyone for their contributions and to make a difference, even if it is in some small way, to assist during these unprecedented times – every little helps!
But still we need more help, and we need YOUR help to share your knowledge and expertise in combating this crisis. If you are an experienced prisons/corrections professional then we’d like to hear from you! We invite our colleagues to sign-up as a member of our Subject Matter Expert Group so that we can pool our resources and share information more effectively. And you can help in a number of ways, either by sharing news and resources from your region, by providing advice to the Taskforce where it might be needed, or to support others who might have questions on dealing with specific issues via our Peer-to-Peer Programme.
Also on this new webpage you can search for news and resources based on keywords, world region, language or by a particular topic, and hopefully this helps to cut through the swathe of information that we have received over the period. We’ll continue to improve this but in the meantime please do send us any links, files, videos, news articles so that we can add to this knowledgebase.
ICPA’s strength has always been through its relationships that have been forged over these many years. The depth and breadth of the knowledge and experience within this unique Global Corrections Community cannot be measured, but it can be felt and seen as we come together in support of our friends and colleagues across the world, to support those within our care and to do whatever we can to mitigate the damage of these darker days.