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The Criminal Sanctions Agency appointed Päivi Kaikkonen as its new Head of Communications. Kaikkonen starts at the Central Administration of the Criminal Sanctions Agency on 1 April 2020. Päivi Kaikkonen, who has Master’s degree in Social Sciences, worked previously as Head of Communications at the Regional State Administrative Agency of Lapland.


The Criminal Sanctions Agency has established a preparedness team in the Central Administration in order to monitor and coordinate the measures caused by the coronavirus. The team works in close cooperation with the Prisoners' Health Care Unit, which operates under the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and is responsible for monitoring the health of prisoners.


The Criminal Sanctions Agency has appointed Niina Kallio-Nordlund as Enforcement Director of the Enforcement Unit for a fixed term from 1 March to 31 December 2020. Kallio-Nordlund has worked in the public sector in various managerial positions and as a lawyer for 12 years. Before her appointment as Enforcement Director, she worked as a lawyer in drafting statues and regulations and as a tax representative.


The Criminal Sanctions Agency launched a project called Rise 2.0 in order to review the need to develop its organisational structure and management system. Rise 2.0 originates from a target set in the performance agreement between the Ministry of Justice and the Criminal Sanctions Agency. According to the target, the Criminal Sanctions Agency must draw up a proposal for the development of its organisational structure by the end of June.

Published 13.2.2020