b'Bremen, GermanyBremen, Alemaniasecurity. This means that we train our staff and encourage them to developpara la seguridad. Cada vez que llega informacin delicada a odos de good personal relationships with prisoners, so that they know them andesos mentores, son ellos los que la transmiten a otras autoridades de understand them as individuals. There is a mentoring approach, in whichseguridad asociadas. a number of offenders are appointed to one correctional officer whoCreemos que este enfoque cumple su cometido de recabar la mayor parte participates in crucial decisions, including conditional release. de la informacin, en lugar de depender de un servicio de inteligencia With this approach, both the general prison staff and the mentors gainabstracto.information, which is crucial to the process of resocialisation and to securityEn un Estado federal como Alemania se debe evitar la prdida de and safety. Whenever those mentors find out about sensitive informationinformacin, ya que implica un sistema de varios niveles. it would be them who pass it on to other partner security authorities. WePor lo tanto, lo que necesitamos es, en primer lugar, un marco jurdico que believe that this approach is successful in getting the most informationgarantice la cooperacin interinstitucional y, a partir de ah, es necesario out of the system instead of relying on an abstract intelligence service. que se consoliden los acuerdos de cooperacin. Debe ser parte de una In a federal State, like Germany, I think you must bear in mind thatrutina diaria y requiere personal bien formado para dar pie al surgimiento information loss must be prevented, as it entails a multi-layeredde leyes y de dichos acuerdos. system. Hence, what we need is, first of all, a legal framework thatAdems, es fundamental que la relevancia de la informacin, quines secures interagency cooperation and then, based on that, there needsparticipan y en qu forma, as como los lmites definidos por el marco to be cooperation agreements which must be consolidated; it must bejurdico, queden muy claros. a daily routine and it requires well-trained staff to bring the laws andEn Bremen ya hemos institucionalizado este tipo de cooperacin entre cooperation agreements to life. Moreover, it is critical that the relevancelas agencias de seguridad y el sistema penitenciario. KODEX es un of the information, who is involved, and in what form, and the boundariescentro de competencia en el que participan el Ministerio del Interior y defined by the legal framework are very clear.el Departamento de Justicia, Educacin y Asuntos Sociales, todos bajo In Bremen, we have already institutionalised this kind of cooperationun mismo techo. between the security agencies and the correctional system; we have KODEX, a competence centre involving the Ministry of Interior, the Justice Department, Education and Social Affairs, all under one umbrella. JT: The Senator of Justice and Constitutional Affairs either leads or integrates several transnational projects and initiatives.JT: El Senado para Justicia y Asuntos Constitucionales dirige o forma parte What are the main projects in progress and to what extent isde varios proyectos e iniciativas transnacionales. international cooperation important for the Senator of Justice andCules son los principales proyectos en curso y en qu medida es Constitutional Affairs, especially your department?importante la cooperacin internacional para el Senado de Justicia y Asuntos Constitucionales, especialmente para su departamento? SS: For us, as Germany\'s smallest federal state, international cooperation is absolutely crucial, and I would say it\'s one of the focal points of ourSS: La cooperacin internacional es absolutamente crucial, dira que es prison policies.uno de los puntos centrales de nuestras polticas penitenciarias. One very important initiative is our project "Countering and PreventionUna de las iniciativas clave es nuestro proyecto Contrarresto y prevencin of Violent Extremism", focusing on the correctional context, which isdel extremismo violento, que se centra en el contexto penitenciario y funded by the EU.que est financiado por la UE. Then, we run a project with our partners from Europe concerning how toPor otro lado, tenemos en marcha un proyecto, con nuestros socios en mobilise society towards ex-offenders reintegration. This is important toEuropa, sobre cmo movilizar a la sociedad para favorecer la reinsercin guarantee a sound transition of offenders after release. de los exdelincuentes. Esto es importante para garantizar una buena In addition, we are working with several partners regarding mental healthtransicin de los delincuentes despus de su puesta en libertad.care, which is a big issue in the custodial setting, and we see much roomAdems, estamos trabajando junto a otras instituciones en el cuidado de for improvement in this regard. The abuse of drugs, including chemicalla salud mental, un gran problema en el entorno de la custodia en el que ones, and what it does to the mental health of inmates is a challenge we\'recreemos que existe mucho margen de mejora. El abuso de drogas, incluida facing throughout Europe.la medicacin, y sus efectos en la salud mental de los reclusos es un reto Staff development is also an area where synergies with internationalal que nos enfrentamos en toda Europa. counterparts are important. Some examples which illustrate our activities:El desarrollo del personal es tambin un rea en la que las sinergias con we have enabled our prison and probation staff to participate in a jointlas contrapartes internacionales son importantes. Algunos ejemplos que lo training with Greek colleagues and CEP representatives in Greece, ourilustran: nuestro personal penitenciario y de libertad condicional particip staffvisited institutions in Austria and the Netherlands, some colleaguesen una formacin conjunta con compaeros griegos y representantes del visited the Swedish prison and probation service for a kind of internship,CEP en Grecia, visitaron instituciones en Austria y los Pases Bajos, we\'ve had trainers from the Netherlands in Bremen, we\'ve frequently hadalgunos visitaron el servicio penitenciario y de libertad condicional sueco visitors from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and we\'ve had exchangespara realizar una especie de prcticas, hemos tenido instructores de los 5 2 JUSTICE TRENDS //Semester / Semestre 22019'