International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA)

ECOSOC Status: Special Consultative
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: Head Office
340 Laurier Avenue West, Box 44
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0P9

Office of the President
5 Redheughs Rigg
Edinburgh, Scotland
EH12 9HW
United Kingdom
Country: Canada
Region: Northern America
UN Languages: English, French
Other languages:
  • Education
  • Research
  • Training
  • Criminal Justice
  • Legal Assistance
Short description:
-Promoting, maintaining and strengthening co-operation between individuals, institutions, organizations and associations interested in corrections and criminal justice policies which affect corrections and prisons.
-Encouraging the involvement of victims, offenders' families, volunteer organizations and other elements of the community in finding helpful and workable solutions to correctional and criminal justice issues.
-Promoting best practices.
-Organizing conferences, seminars and workshops.
-Being a centre for the dissemination of information and literature on activities and research.
-Promoting co-operation and collaborative initiatives between jurisdictions in areas of common interest.
-Encouraging and promoting research.
-Promoting staff exchanges and study visits between interested jurisdictions.
-Enhancing public education, understanding and involvement in correctional matters.
-Providing support for, collaborating with, and generally facilitating the work of bilateral and multilateral agencies providing technical assistance or training.
-Promoting the study of correctional matters at a tertiary level of education.
Other offices: