India to host 33rd Asian and Pacific Conference of Correctional Administrators
India will be hosting the 33rd Asian and Pacific Conference of Correctional Administrators - 2013 in New Delhi from 22 to 27 September 2013.
India will be hosting the 33rd Asian and Pacific Conference of Correctional Administrators (APCCA), 2013 in New Delhi from 22 to 27 September, 2013. The conference will be inaugurated by Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde.
This is a prominent event for the correctional officers to share ideas and learn from others’ experiences and give direction to innovative ideas in correctional administration and welfare.
Apart from delegates from 23 member countries, the delegates from States/UTs dealing with correctional administrations will also attend the conference.
The theme of the conference for the year 2013 is Correction-Transformation-Re-integration.
The conference is aimed to assist the reintegration of the released inmates back to the society. This entails strategically planned custodial interventions which will enable inmates to gainfully employ themselves in the society and also to sensitise the societal acceptance so that they are mainstreamed without any stigma.
Asian & Pacific Conference of Correctional Administrators (APCCA) is an organisation of 23 countries viz., Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga and Vietnam. India is a founder member of this organization. Since 2008 India is an elected member of the Governing Board of the organization.
Every year the annual conference is organised by the member countries on rotational basis where Correctional Administrators of member countries exchange ideas in relation to the prison reforms in the Asia Pacific region. The conference gives correctional officers a chance to express their knowledge and exchange best practices being adopted in various countries. In 2012 the conference was organised by Brunei.
Correctional officers are responsible for overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been sentenced to serve time in a jail, reformatory, or prison.