The General Delegation for Prison Administration and Reintegration in Morocco welcomed the presidents of eight Moroccan universities during an inaugural colloquium based on academic research which is applied on penitentiary field.
This meeting took place in the headquarters of the DGAPR in Rabat on the 11th of February 2020. It has been prepared for several months in the context of the twinning: “reinforcement of the institutional capacities of the General Delegation of the penitentiary and Reintegration Administration” of the Kingdom of Morocco and is funded by the European Union.
On this occasion, an agreement was signed between the DGAPR and the eight Moroccan universities: the University Mohammed V of Rabat, the University Hassan II of Casablanca, the University Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah of Fez, the University Ibn Tofail of Kenitra, the University Abdelmalek Essaâdi of Tetouan, the University Cadi Ayyad of Marrakesh, the University Ibn Zohr of Agadir and the International University of Rabat.
This mutual and strengthened opening between academic research and the penitentiary administration aims to pursue the process of committed and supported penitentiary reform. Academic research must permit to give more visibility to the decision-maker actors by defining scientifically the realities of both the structures and the devices so that the penitentiary administration achieves the goals that are expected of her such as security, health care, the preparation for reintegration and the prevention of recidivism.
The bases of a modern and fruitful collaboration are now built as part of a balanced consortium. Academic research is overseen by Moroccan universities whose profession it is, and the management and the reform of the penitentiary administration are managed by the General Delegation whose responsibility it is.