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October 2012

Tuesday 2nd

ACSA - 2nd Biennial Conference

Kampala, Uganda
ACSA - 2nd Biennial Conference
2-5th October 2012

The Africa Correctional Services Association (ACSA) and the Uganda Prisons Service will host the 2nd Biennial ACSA Conference in Kampala, Uganda from 2nd – 5th October 2012.

The theme of the Conference is “Enhancing Community - Responsive Correctional Service Delivery in Africa”.

The Conference will attract heads of Correctional Services/ Prisons and Senior Officers in Africa, Leaders of International, Regional and National bodies, Associations and Non Governmental Organisations active in the area of Corrections/ Prisons and the criminal justice system.

For more information visit the ACSA website -

Friday 5th

Drug users in custody: Learning the lessons

ASAG, Università Cattolica, Via Nirone 15, Milan, Italy
5-6 October 2012

COMPASS is pleased to announce the European conference of the ACCESS project, in cooperation with the Università Cattolica - Alta Scuola di Psicologia Agostino Gemelli/ASAG - in Milan, Italy.

The ACCESS project is a European initiative aimed at bringing together organisations from different EU member states to contribute to the knowledge base and practice of harm reduction services, with the aim of improving access to treatment for drug users within the criminal justice system in European countries.

The event will expose participants to EU and international policy development, research and examples of service establishment and delivery at local, national and international level on harm reduction and treatment in prison and in the criminal justice system.

This event takes place at a time of unprecedented competition for resources across the health and social sector. Much research has been collected on the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of specific treatment and harm reduction interventions for drug users in custody. Dissemination of this knowledge remains a priority.

For more information, please contact Cinzia Brentari, ACCESS project expert, at /

Sunday 28th

ICPA 14th Annual Conference

Presidente InterContinental - Mexico City, Mexico
"Different Paths, One Vision: Transforming Corrections"
October 28 - November 2, 2012

Hosted by the
Secretary of Public Security
Mexico National Penitentiary System

Conference registration and further information