Forum on Detention and Probation 2021

The fourth Forum on Detention and Probation is dedicated to the topic of "Education – a driver for change" took place on 24th and 25th November 2021 in a hybrid format: at the Beaulieu Congress Centre in Lausanne and online.

Education – a driver for change

Education – a driver for change

The core of the event focused on skills required in Corrections to enable professionals to complete their tasks as well as the further and continued training of sentenced individuals to support them on their journey back to a life without crime. Both issues should be highlighted from differing professional and institutional perspectives.

The aim of the conference was to share new knowledge and exchange ideas on education and training issues in Corrections with decision-makers, practitioners, educators and researchers.

The inputs on education and training have been presented and addressed in two sections and five key topics:

Education – a driver for change for clients

  • Offers of training and continuous training in Switzerland and abroad
  • Training in corrections: potential, context and challenges 

Education – a driver for change for the staff working in corrections

  • Training and continuous training: preparing for real-life situations
  • New forms and methods of learning in the field of corrections
  • Qualifications key skills for assisting with probation

Each subject have been tackled by experts, practitioners and researchers based in Switzerland and abroad, who answered the key questions. The topics were also explored and discussed in depth during workshops offered by education experts and practitioners.