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A New Look at Strategic Directions for Advancing Corrections
ICPA sharpened its vision and objectives in 2011
In 2008, ten years after the Association was formed, ICPA restated its mission and vision and began to base its activities in a new ICPA strategic direction. Since then, there have been ongoing changes in the correctional world, as well as the further growth of the Association.
ICPA is faced with new challenges today, which include, amongst others, increases in membership and attendance at annual conferences, greater diversity of member countries, the need for further regionalization, and the political pressure to impose more and longer prison sentences in many countries in a most difficult economic situation. These challenges can also be viewed as opportunities for the Association – opportunities for learning more from each other, for originating smart solutions and, for being a channel to promote cost-effective corrections.
The Board of ICPA in 2011 was inspired to reassess its mission and vision again. In doing so, we kept the basic principles, reshaped if applicable, and specified actions that people may expect ICPA to actually undertake for the advancement of professional corrections...read the full article
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