European Strategies Consulting


The Core Correctional Skills Training adopts a holistic approach, covering every hierarchical level and all departments within the organization. This innovative model integrates intensive training modules with practical implementation strategies for organizational change. The result is a team of well-trained staff and a strong culture focused on ongoing development and learning. The primary goal of the training is to bolster the performance of all entities engaged in juvenile justice, penitentiary services, and probationary programs.

Core Correctional Skills

At the heart of this training are five core correctional skills, identified through rigorous scientific research as instrumental in reducing recidivism and facilitating desistance:

  1. Building the working alliance with involuntary clients
  2. Demonstrating pro-social behavior through modeling
  3. Employing effective problem-solving techniques
  4. Applying motivational interviewing tactics
  5. Implementing cognitive restructuring methods


For more details on how this training program was delivered in Slovenia, please visit: