Fiona Dyer, Strategic Manager at the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice, is contributing to a project aimed at improving the higher education of Europe’s criminal justice social workers.
The Erasmus Criminal Justice Social Work project has been funded for three years by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Union.
Fiona joins Dr Beth Weaver, of the Centre for Law, Crime and Justice at the University of Strathclyde, in the development and testing of materials for the project.
Dr Beth Weaver said: “Both the CLCJ and CYCJ welcome the opportunity to collaborate with our European colleagues in this important and unique educational programme. This applied course has been developed by leading scholars utilising cutting edge research and practice innovations and the associated European-wide, virtual community of practice further provides exciting opportunities for criminal justice social work students and practitioners to collaborate, innovate and share good practice.”
The piloting phase has involved qualified social workers in Glasgow City Council who have contributed to testing the quality and relevancy of the materials.