To effectively disseminate research-informed correctional knowledge and promote its application for the advancement of professional and humane corrections and prisons world-wide.
Assist ICPA members (i.e., individuals & agencies/jurisdictions, committees) to become more aware of the most recent, relevant and reliable research findings in the field;
Help in translating (explaining) the practice and policy-related implications of this research knowledge;
As it becomes practical and possible to do, offer ‘technical assistance’ for capacity building in select jurisdictions/agencies in implementing and evaluating research-informed change in correctional operations;
Conduct some useful and needed cross-national comparative studies (i.e., surveys and/or other data gathering efforts) in thematic areas identified in conjunction with the other ICPA Network Groups;
In assisting ICPA in promoting and realizing its Vision and Objectives, work towards establishing collaborative partnerships and garnering greater support and involvement from the academic and scientific research communities in our Annual & Regional Conferences, Newsletter, Web Site, and other ICPA activities.
Publishing the ICPA practitioner-oriented Journal Advancing Corrections;
Networking to identify, share and review/summarize relevant correctional research findings and reports for the ICPA community;
Collaborating in conducting action research initiatives, especially in the form of global surveys of contemporary correctional issues and challenges, so as to provide the ICPA community with timely information about how these issues are dealt with across correctional jurisdictions, and
Focusing on keeping the ICPA community informed about evidence-informed practice, and practice-informed evidence.