Almost all people in custody around the world will be released in their lifetime. ICCLR corrections research and reports encourage long-term thinking through a human rights lens. Treatment and programming in corrections facilities can be developed to international best practices so that once prisoners are released they are much less likely to reoffend. ICCLR assists authorities use their limited resources for maximum effect in reducing recidivism particularly with regard to juvenile justice reforms.
Over 10 million people are held in correctional and penal institutions around the world. Most will be released in their lifetime. Under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights all prisoners are promised freedom from cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and punishment and torture. All States have a strong motivation to reduce recidivism and uphold the human rights of prisoners, but actualizing best practices in corrections can be challenging.
Complex cultural and political considerations, combined with sometimes conflicting information on the best way forward, can lead to inaction when it comes to developing programmes and policies that will help reduce crime and support human dignity.
ICCLR Associates are among the world’s top experts in reducing recidivism and working on correction system policy reform. Through our research, practice guidelines, juvenile justice programming, policy analysis and evaluation projects, ICCLR can provide our partners with clear information on best options for efficiently making gains in the field of corrections.
Canada’s Work to Assist the Development of Community Corr...
Published on: August 9, 2022
Dr. Vincent Yang of the ICCLR explains the ground-breaking role played by Canada in assisting China in the legal and policy development leading to the establishment of community corrections since 2002 and the introduction of...
UNODC Handbook for Prison Leaders: A Basic Training Tool ...
Published on: March 1, 2010
This Handbook aim to strengthen a value-based leadership approach to prison reform and prison capacity building. It was developed to support the learning and planning process that will take place during the workshop. It offers...
An Overview of Community Corrections in China and Canada
Published on: August 1, 2008
Co-editors: Wang Jue and Wang Ping for China and Vincent Cheng Yang for Canada
Community Corrections in Canada
Published on: January 1, 2008
This series of 28 English papers were authored by Canadian experts in a coordinated effort led by Mr. Robert Brown, Director of ICCLR’s Corrections Program, for translation into Chinese during 2006-2008. The selected translation of...