CIRA Critical Incidents Readiness Assessment
An organisational risk assessment tool that aims to raise awareness about risks and support prison governors/prison system administrators to reflect and assess the prison/prison service readiness to contend with major security emergencies. This tool was developed to be used in a facilitated session by prison system administrators and prison governors and their management teams aiming to assess readiness to contend with major security emergencies in a prison/prison system.
Such exercise will contribute to an efficient prioritisation of tasks, facilitating the identification of the most relevant problems, their probability of happening within the core of a prison/prison system, its inherent consequences, and how urgent should it be tackled/addressed. In sum, highly probable factors could have a very serious consequence, putting in jeopardy the effectiveness of a prison/prison system if such problem suddenly arises. Realising a certain “need” within the core of a prison/prison system could anticipate the appearance of a highly challenging problem and, therefore, avoid undesirable consequences.
The response scale of this instrument helps prison governors and administrators to reflect on factors according the Probability (probability of existing/happening and creating a problem) and Consequence (how serious will the consequences be, how urgent do we need to deal with it) of each one of them within his/her prison or country’s prison service.
Although the tool can be used as a stand-alone tool in a management meeting, experience shows that a facilitated session is more effective to produce results, especially when the facilitator is not a member of the management team that is doing the assessment exercise .
To support their work, certified professionals will have access to:
- the R2PRIS methodological framework;
- Training session materials (facilitator’s kit with training templates, manuals, and presentations);
- R2PRIS tools (includes the user’s manual of each tool, response forms and results’ report sheets);
- Online resources and the complete R2PRIS online training course.
The R2PRIS project is co-financed by ERASMUS + programme ( KA2 - Strategic partnerships for adult education). ERASMUS + is the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth, and Sports (2014-2020).
This website has been accomplished during the project “Radicalisation Prevention in Prisons” - 2015-1-PT01-KA204-013062 (R2PRIS), implemented with the financial support of the European Commission through the Erasmus + Programme. This publication reflects the views only of the author, The Portuguese National Agency ERASMUS+ Education and Training and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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