The Correctional Research Symposium 2023, jointly organized by the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) and the European Organization of Prison and Correctional Services (EuroPris), was a resounding success. The symposium brought together over 200 delegates from 40 countries to discuss the theme of Rehabilitating Reintegration.
The symposium showcased best practices in rehabilitation, focusing on vulnerable groups. It also highlighted innovative approaches to reintegration practices and the importance of partnerships in supporting reintegration efforts. The symposium was a platform for networking and collaboration, enabling participants to exchange ideas, build relationships, and establish partnerships.
Correctional professionals who attended CRS spoke about the benefits from engaging with new research and evidence-based practices in their field. The participation of delegates from diverse geographical, cultural, and professional backgrounds enhanced the symposium's value. The insights and best practices shared will enable correctional professionals to adopt new approaches and techniques that will lead to more effective rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders.
All attendees can now access and view all the presentations and read rapporteurs' summaries of each workshop. This fantastic opportunity provides valuable information and a deeper understanding of various topics discussed during the event. In reflecting on the success of CRS, we are reminded of the importance of continued collaboration and dialogue among correctional professionals and stakeholders to ensure we continue to advance the field of corrections and prisons to increase opportunities for rehabilitation to improve outcomes for people in custody, their families, and their communities.