We promote prison systems where the primary purpose is rehabilitation not retribution. We encourage and support the development of programmes for effective rehabilitation and preparation for release, with the aim of reducing re-offending, protecting society and rebuilding lives. We also promote rehabilitative-based non-custodial sanctions.
- We advocate for penal policies that focus on rehabilitation and reintegration and provide for effective and gender-sensitive programmes inside prisons, during non-custodial sanctions and after release.
- We work with national governments, criminal justice professionals and civil society organisations to develop rehabilitation programmes inside and outside prisons to support offenders to lead law-abiding lives on release.
- We build the capacity of prison authorities and staff to recognise and address the rehabilitation needs of prisoners in their care and prepare them for release.
- We run training workshops and develop training materials which reflect international standards and regional contexts, and include a focus on the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners.