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FCS Delegates Return From Conference

The Commissioner of Corrections, Lieutenant Colonel Ifereimi Vasu has just returned from Victoria, British Columbia after attending the 34th Asia and Pacific Conference of Correctional Administrators (APCCA). He was accompaied
20 Sep 2014 08:23
FCS Delegates Return From Conference
Rising Suva openside flanker Taniela Sadrugu (left) assists his captain James Brown to score their lone try against Lautoka in the Skipper Cup competition at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, on October 23, 2020. Suva won 7-5 to extend their lead on the points table while Lautoka are relegated to next year’s Vodafone Vanua Championship competition. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Commissioner of Corrections, Lieutenant Colonel Ifereimi Vasu has just returned from Victoria, British Columbia after attending the 34th Asia and Pacific Conference of Correctional Administrators (APCCA).

He was accompaied by four senior officers of the Fiji Corrections Service.

They joined Corrections administrators and senior officers from 20 different countries in the Asia Pacific region.

The theme of the 34th APCCA was  ‘Enhancing Public Safety Through the Correctional Continuum’.

Host, Don Head, the Commissioner of Correctional Service of Canada said that all countries represented want to work towards the future.

“We share similar challenges in trying to achieve the right balance between the delivery of correctional programmes and interventions and public safety. The 2014 theme for the APCCA meet was intended to represent how the development of key strategies and appropriate correctional interventions can positively impact on public safety,” said Mr. Head.

The Fiji Corrections Service delegates presented on all the five agenda’s during the conference and discussed thoroughly on Challenges and Initiatives in Corrections; How can Correctional Services Department Achieve Efficiencies and Public Safety Outcomes by 2020; Training, Motivating and Developing Staff for their Changing Roles; Meeting Challenges faced by Young Offenders and Managing the Release of Prisoners and Engaging the Community.

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