ICPA sends experts to Kosovo Correctional Service
The International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) sent experts from its Staff Training and Development Network to Kosovo Correctional Service (KCS) between 19 and 28 July 2021. The delegation, led by Mr Gary Hill, visited all 10 KCS facilities, the Kosovo Academy of Public Safety, and the KCS’s Headquarters.
ICPA’s representatives had the following tasks: to create a Training Need Analysis; update to accredited the correctional officer’s academy curriculum including lesson plans and training aids; put together Corrections Training Strategy & Action Plan, design a Healthy Prison Inspection Checklist and Procedural outline; prepare Security checklists for correctional facilities; provide information, such as training materials on working with terrorists, violent extremist inmates and potential radicals; allocate training material on direct supervision (dynamic security); carry out a Management and leadership training.
Following the mission, and based on the feedback from the KCS staff, there was a mutual understanding that ICPA should continue to provide support to the Kosovo Correctional Service to further contribute to the advancement of a more effective and humane correctional system. ICPA will also send various materials to its colleagues from Kosovo, including training manuals, copies of international standards, guidelines, Mental Health First Aid Training, checklists, forms, manuals, and handbooks.
Kosovo Correctional Service has been a Sapphire Member of ICPA since 2019.
Photos: Kosovo Correctional Service