By Aziza Jackson
LISBON, Portugal — The European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services (EuroPris) and the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) will hold the third Global Corrections Digital Technology Conference, “Technology in Corrections: Digital Transformation” on April 2-4 in Lisbon, Portugal. The event will be hosted by the Directorate-General of Reintegration and Prison Services (DGRSP).
This international conference is designed to challenge the private sector to develop innovative digital solutions for use in corrections to address issues currently facing prisons and probation. The conference also aims to provide networking opportunities for technology experts in the corrections arena and promote the use and implementation of advanced digital technology solutions in the corrections industry.
Experts from a wide range of backgrounds and sectors in the creation, development and the implementation of correctional technology solutions are encouraged to attend. This includes senior decision makers, heads of service, CIOs, heads of ICT departments, business improvement professionals, prison and probation management experts, analytical and research specialists and technology solution providers. We seek to attract a core audience of those presently working within the prison and probation sectors who are involved in the advancement of their respective jurisdictions through the implementation of digital technology initiatives.
Organizers hope that the event attracts close to 225 participants comprising public, private, NGO and academic sector professionals from countries across the globe; the conference aims for a balanced participation of sector representatives.
Presentations scheduled for the conference fall under the umbrella of a number of concurrent themes within the corrections industry, they include: “Evidence-based: Improving Offender Communication and Participation,” “Finding an Equilibrium with Specific Technologies,” “Smart Innovation,” “Finding an Equilibrium with Specific Technologies,” “Support Evidence-based: Collaborative Development of Technology,” “Looking Over the Wall: Sharing & Cross-Jurisdictional Collaboration,” “Evidence-based: Improving Offender Case Management,” “Looking Over the Wall: Healthcare & Case Management Delivery,” and “Finding an Equilibrium by Using Technology.”
For more information about the conference, visit https://icpa.org/correctionstech2019/.