ETHIOPIA

Between June and December 2015, Dr Shane Bryans made three visits to Ethiopia to provide assistance to the Federal Prisons Administration. During the project, Dr Bryans undertook a rapid assessment and evaluation of the existing training material and curriculum for prison officers; conducted high level consultations with the Federal Prison Administration and other criminal justice counterparts and provided senior level advice on capacity building and training for prison officers; prepared a preliminary report on the findings and recommendations;   and developed a comprehensive pre-service training curriculum for prison officers; developed a number of training modules; and worked with trainers to contextualise that training material.

IMPROVING TRAINING FOR PRISON OFFICERS IN ETHIOPIA

Between June and December 2015, Dr Shane Bryans made three visits to Ethiopia to provide assistance to the Federal Prisons Administration. During the project, Dr Bryans undertook a rapid assessment and evaluation of the existing training material and curriculum for prison officers; conducted high level consultations with the Federal Prison Administration and other criminal justice counterparts and provided senior level advice on capacity building and training for prison officers. He then prepared a preliminary report on the findings and recommendations;   and developed a comprehensive pre-service training curriculum for prison officers; developed a number of training modules; and worked with trainers to contextualise that training material.

COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM IN NIGERIA'S PRISONS

Dr Shane Bryans supported the Office of the National Security Advisor, between 2014 and 2016, to design and implement prison based de-radicalisation programmes for violent extremist offenders. Work involved: developing an assessment tool; creating integrated case management protocols; drafting a de-radicalisation programme guide; and providing training for Nigerian Prisons Service staff who are members of the national and local programme teams. An article in the Summer 2016 (No 7) issue of the Journal for Deradicalization describes the project and lessons for other jurisdiction who may want to implement de-radicalisation projects. The article is available here.