ICPA Readies for Big Buenos Aires Event

By CN Staff

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina—Those wanting to be part of the world’s largest International Corrections event can join ICPA and more than 500 industry colleagues from across the globe for a robust learning and networking experience. Registration is now open for the October 27-November 1 event, and Early Bird Rates were still available as this story was being posted.

This year, the ICPA 21st Conference will be hosted by the Federal Prison Service of Argentina and held in Buenos Aires. Join us and more than 500 of your colleagues from across the globe for an unforgettable learning and networking experience! Hear about best practices, innovations, new approaches and the latest technologies. Take home new perspectives, ideas and a wealth of global insights and practical applications.

Attendees comprise Heads of Service, CEOs, senior management, correctional practitioners, industry leaders and many experts from the corrections community. If you are a professional working in prisons and corrections or related industries and organizations, then the ICPA conference will likely be of great interest.

The theme of the 21st Annual Conference is “Strengthening our Correctional Cornerstones: Rights, Dignity, Safety and Support.”

Programs and presentations will address research, policies, programs and practices relating to reform of the correctional process and best practice examples of correctional environments focused on:

  • respect for human rights;
  • maintaining dignity;
  • enhancing safety; and
  • providing support.

Topics relating to the ICPA’s strategic focal points will also be addressed and presented as they relate to the main theme:

  • Effective Community Corrections – including alternative measures and post-release and aftercare services;
  • Investment in Staff;
  • Offender Population-Specific Strategies – particularly strategies to reduce and/or manage pre-trial detainees; and
  • Reducing Reoffending.

With such a wide variety of presentations on offer, ICPA’s annual conference attracts participants from a variety of sectors including Government representatives, Public Sector Heads of Service, Ministry of Justice policy-makers, Senior Practitioners and Heads of Department, including psychologists, sociologists, healthcare professionals, researchers, security and operations experts, to name a few. Private Sector representatives attend on behalf of major service providers, technology and security industries, database and software engineering, etc. and includes CEOs, CIOs, industry entrepreneurs and experts from their respective fields. Academics from criminology and research departments also attend and present their work during this annual conference.

You can find out more online at: www.icpa.org/buenosaires2019.