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International Corrections and Prisons Association, 17th Annual General Meeting and Conference, Melbourne, Australia, “Managing Risk in Contemporary Corrections Systems”
The International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) Awards Committee is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Correctional Excellence Awards. Awards recipients will be invited to attend the 2015 Annual Conference Special Event and Awards Gala.
To recognize outstanding progress and excellence with respect to the mission of the ICPA, particularly those achievements which advance humanitarian approaches and advance professional corrections, the ICPA has established an annual Awards Program with the following objectives:
1. Encourage correctional organisations and activities at the international, national, institutional, and community levels that promote the goals of the ICPA;
2. Enhance professionalism and excellence in correctional activities at both the organizational and individual level;
3. Encourage cooperation, partnership, teamwork and the sharing of professional knowledge;
4. Encourage improved humanitarian approaches toward inmates and offenders.
Awards have been established for eight categories, including:
Recognizes an individual or an organization who has made an outstanding contribution to corrections and/or criminal justice and who exemplifies the values of the ICPA. Nominations are made by the President of ICPA for this unique award.
Offender Management and Reintegration
Recognizes outstanding programs which contribute to the safe reintegration of offenders into the community and reflect the respect for the dignity of all individuals.
Management and Staff Training
Recognizes the need for effective operations to support our correctional objectives.
Reflects the ICPA’s values and objectives, underlining the importance of actions being grounded in knowledge and understanding.
Community Corrections Award
Recognizes exceptional work and innovative approaches in supporting offenders in the community; and acknowledges the vital role played by probation and parole in the work of the Association.
Correctional Healthcare Award
For special efforts in the treatment and care of offenders and/or the implementation of best practices towards the advancement of correctional healthcare services.
Outstanding Correctional Service Employee
Recognizes an individual line staff person for a specific act or characteristic of work that exemplifies professionalism, quality, and distinction in the conduct of his/her duties within a correctional environment.
Head of Service Award
Recognizes a Head of Service who has made an outstanding contribution to advance professional and humane prison and corrections in their country.
The ICPA Awards Program is open to any individual(s) or organisation involved in corrections.
The following process will apply: