As a semiofficialcompany, and specifically a jail, our employees are divided into threecategories.1. Security employees (Also known aspoliceman)2. Administration employee3. Interior affairs and NGOs representatives4.
Volunteers Each of thesecategories has specific characteristics and specifications.Concerning firstgroup, security employees who are officers and soldiers. These people aremainly employees of the internal security forces, this group gets paid by thegovernmental side mainly. But in our case, they get paid by our company. Soafter that, a group get his proper training in the ISF camp, and before hisentry to our company, we do 3 weeks closed workshop where we teach them alldetails concerning our type of work, and the institutionalization andformalization of ethics. Emergency cases are also included in this training. For the secondgroup, administration employees, of a professional team of civilian staff,including psychologists, counselors, medical personnel, and managementofficers.
This group gets a proper training by the ministry of education andsome specific training (each member according to his domain).The Red Crossassociation give a short-term training for the medical staff.The United Nationsinstitute gives ten workshops for every counselor and management officer.University SaintJoseph – faculty of psychology gives a free semester for our psychologists. For the third group,Interior affairs and NGOs representatives.
We don’t even trust ourselves,because, in this domain, every detail may have a major difference in theprocedure of rehabilitation. So we let representatives of many humanistic careside be a part of our team so they can see, inspect and give an everyday reportso we can improve our results. And for the finalgroup, volunteers, the purpose of having volunteers is to help resocializedetainees and persons under probation supervision. Communication andcooperation with a volunteer increase the ties with the rest of the society andcommunities changes one’s perspective on themselves and the others around them.
Religious volunteers, additionally, help the chaplain service to guaranteereligious freedom of the detainees by allowing them to meet withrepresentatives of their particular denomination. There are two kinds ofvolunteer work in the prison: individual work and group work. Individual workmeans regular meetings between the volunteer and the detainee.
Group work cancomprise of group discussions on a given topic, lecture or course or some otherevent; or other group events that may also include prison staff or otherpersons. A certain time and number of people can be defined for group work. To formalize ouremployees with our code of ethics, a daily email/notification is automaticallysent to all employees containing a sentence of the code of conduct, and theemployee has to reply to this email a better version of this sentence.Once per month allemployees/prisoners gather in the field and talk about our code of conduct anddiscuss any part of it and put grades on its application.Also, the code ofethics is hung is all rooms, including prisoners rooms and all hallways.We also have “Ethicsday”, which happens once a year, where all activities are put on hold for thisday and both employees and prisoners take part in ethics exercises andcompetitions created by special ethics professionals who are brought by theministry of education to expand our ethics knowledge.Whenever our code ofconduct is updated, these changes are sent by email to all employees and smallcatch-up meetings are held by managers and officers of each group to briefemployees/volunteers about those changes and the reasoning about these changes.Finally, all ournewcomers (from the four groups) undertake a 3 weeks training program inside ofthe facility to get familiarized with our technologies – code of ethics andmany other details, this training aims to make sure that those newcomers are onthe same training level as their colleagues.REFERENCES :https://www.linkedin.com/in/carey-ochs-9214b963/http://www.vangla.ee/en/career-and-jobs/volunteers-prisonswww.vangla.ee/en/printpdf/782