At the International Corrections and Prisons Association Annual Conference, IPS_Innovative Prison Systems, a partner of the MIRAD project, had the opportunity to present MIRAD's approach to improving multi-level skills of correctional staff, with a focus on radicalisation prevention. The event was held in Orlando, Florida, from the 23rd to the 28th of October 2022.
The conference provided an excellent opportunity to share the project's goals and activities, particularly the training envisioned within the project and the adaptation of the Individual Radicalisation Screening (IRS) tool.
The project is rolling out a mixed-method training approach, which includes a Train the Trainer course, an e-Learning dedicated to radicalisation prevention, assessment and intervention, and evidence-based radicalisation assessment VR-based training scenarios.
Additionally, MIRAD is implementing updating and adapting the Individual Radicalisation Screening (IRS) tool to be specific and tailored to Islamist and Right-Wing extremism, as well as to gender and usage during rehabilitation and reintegration programmes.