>> We are a research and consulting firm specialized in Justice
IPS_Innovative Prison Systems is a boutique research and consulting firm specialized in the field of justice, penitentiary services, community sanctions and measures, juvenile justice, and law enforcement.
We are a silver member of the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) and also a member of the American Correctional Association (ACA).
>> Participating in pioneering innovative projects since the early 2000’s
Our team has been growing its know-how and intervention since the early 2000’s, having started in Portugal, where we worked for several years with the Ministry of Justice on a project aimed at improving the corporate culture of prison systems through the implementation of several sub-projects (balanced scorecard implementation, CAF, staff training programmes, educational solutions for inmates and communities of practice implementation).
In Romania, we have been partners to the first strategic project financed by the EU aimed at increasing inmates’ chances of reintegration, through entailing a set of significant changes in prisons’ management. Under the purview of this project, we were responsible for the training of more than 1000 prison professionals using different learning methods and technologies.
IPS has established partnerships and developed innovative interventions with prison administration in different countries in Europe and Latin America, namely Argentina, Belgium, Germany, Guatemala, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
>> Entrepreneurs also in research
In 2014, together with Beira Interior University, we have launched BSAFE LAB – Law Enforcement, Justice and Public Safety Research and Technology Transfer Laboratory. It consists in an open interdisciplinary research unit aiming to foster and develop the generation of knowledge and new technology transfer in the fields of law enforcement, justice and public safety in scientific areas ranging from arts and humanities to law, including engineering, IT, social, behavioral sciences, education and other.
>> Our vision
To be the standard of excellence in policy advisory, knowledge and technology deployment in the justice and correctional sectors.
>> Our mission
To promote the excellence and cost-effectiveness of justice and correctional systems by providing state-of-the-art policy advice, services and products, through collaborative action and knowledge transfer, in areas such as strategy, management, assessment, operations, ICT, health, staff training, learning and rehabilitation.
>> Our values
Respect for human development
Outstanding value to clients
Strength from cultural diversity
>> What we do
Experts in Justice and Law Enforcement reform and optimization projects
We conceptualize, develop and implement comprehensive, cutting-edge customized services in Justice, correctional services, community sanctions and measures, juvenile justice, and law enforcement.
Our activity consists in developing policy recommendations, business policies, procedures, programs and IT solutions and it is based on almost two decades of experience.
We develop integrated projects, caring for change management in complex organizations such as prison and probation systems while developing and implementing programs targeting staff, top management, and offenders.
Our team relies on more than a decade of expertise in policy advisory, working since 2002, on justice innovation systems in different countries. IPS team has visited more than 35 prison systems in 33 countries, comprising more than 350 visits to prison and juvenile education and detention centers.
Please visit: www.prisonsystems.eu to check thorough information on the services the company offers, and the projects we lead and are involved in.