Enforcement Services Activities

Improvement of Enforcement Services in Prisons

Activities: Component 1: Development of risk assessment tool and individual intervention programmes for inmates


3.4.1. To classify the offenders according to their criminal motives, to develop a risk assessment tool and individual focused intervention programs accordingly

3.4.1.1. Two study visits will be organized for relevant staff to EU member states to observe best practices.
3.4.1.2. A quantitative research will be designed by an expert team composed of short term experts. After the preparation of the questionnaire, a research team will be trained by this expert team to conduct the study to 20 000 prisoners to classify the criminal behaviors and motives. This research team will include 70 MoJ staff including prison officers and administrative staff coming from different backgrounds (pychology, social work, education, administration). Subtypes of all criminal activities will be defined with these results of this research.
3.4.1.3. A risk assessment system with a sample of 20 000 prisoners will be established by the mentioned expert team after the completion of activity 3.4.1.2. Evaluation of the risk levels of different kinds of criminal groups will be done taking the criminal motives into account. The “personality” effect on the criminal behaviors and the level of risk will be determined with the use of Personality Inventories.
3.4.1.4. A multiphasic, comprehensive and rapid assessment tool will be developed for the topics mentioned. This assesment tool will be sufficient for the use of all levels of prison staff.
3.4.1.5. Individual-tailored intervention programs and activity contents will be developed according to the data gathered by the project expert team.
3.4.1.6. Training of the trainers on these programs will be implemented to 30 trainers with psychology and/ or social work background.
3.4.1.7. For the dissemination of the newly introduced programs a total sum of 700 psycho-social service staff and teachers will be trained by the MoJ trainers. Contract: Technical Assistance

Component 2: Development of training on operational standards in different types of prisons including vulnerable groups

3.4.2.To develop training programs for the standard operational facilities in prisons after the completion of a job analysis

3.4.2.1. For overall standardization between different types of prisons (A1, A2, B, C, K1, F, L, T etc.) operational standards for all kinds of services rendered in prisons will be defined via job analysis and job descriptions for different levels of prison staff.
3.4.2.2. Training programs for operational standards will be developed accordingly.
3.4.2.3. Training manuals and materials will be prepared.
3.4.2.4. Staff manuals will be prepared to help them for easily adopting to the job descriptions.
3.4.2.5. Training of the trainers will be implemented to 50 trainers.
3.4.2.6. For the dissemination of the newly introduced job descriptions 1000 staff will be trained.

3.4.3. To design curriculum for specialized staff working with different groups of offenders (female, foreigner, diasabled, elderly, terminally-ill etc.) to enhance the newly structured operational standards.
3.4.3.1. Two study visits will be organized for relevant staff to understand the methods used in Member States for the specialization of implementation of the trainings and materials.
3.4.3.2.To support the previously set operational standards, specialized training curriculum will be prepared for every group of staff working with different kinds of inmates (female, male, foreigner).
3.4.3.3.Training manuals and materials for these special groups will be prepared.
3.4.3.4. Staff manuals for working with these sub-groups will be prepared.
3.4.3.5. Training of the trainers on these topics will be implemented to 30 trainers.
3.4.3.6.Afterwards cascade trainings will be implemented to 1000 staff. Contract: Twinning

Component 3: Establishment of distance learning system

3.4.4. To establish a distance learning system

3.4.4.1. Two study visits will be organized for relevant staff to Member States to observe best practices of e- learning.
3.4.4.2. A distance (e- learning) training system will be developed by the establishment of a centralized unit in General Directorate. This system will be fully integrated with National Judiciary Informatics System (UYAP) and will be established in cooperation with Department of Information Technologies of Ministry of Justice. The centralized unit will be primarily responsible for the update and revision of materials and controlling the implementation of the trainings in prisons. UYAP will serve as learning management system which is the basic component of e-learning systems. So no additional learning management system software is needed. With the new system, synchronized and asynchronized training programs will be run through virtual classroom softwares. With these virtual classroom trainings, all participants in the pilot labs will receive the same training simultaneously. All participants and the trainer will be to see and communicate with each other. This recordable visual based training system will be supported with web-based examination/assessment system and integrated question pool.
3.4.4.3. 10 staff who are already recruited in the centralized unit of distance learning in GD will be trained under twinning contract.
3.4.4.4. Pilot trainings will be implemented thru smart class labs that will be established in 30 prisons under supply contract. The pilot prisons will be selected in 7 different geographical regions of Turkey, where understaffing due to trainings (in Prison Staff Training Centers) was proven to cause a problem in the adoption of communal activities. The content of the materials will be developed under twinning contract, whereas the conversion of these material into software will be achieved via supply contract.
3.4.4.5. Both the existing training materials of Prison Staff Training Centers and new curricula produced within this project will be adapted to e-learning modules by short term experts under twinning contract and staff training center trainers.
3.4.4.6. Simulation techniques and three-dimensional animations will be developed for these modules under supply contract.