Rise 2.0 reviews the Criminal Sanctions Agency’s organisational structure and management system

Published 12.2.2020

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.

The review project is based on the rules and regulations, which govern the operation of the Criminal Sanctions Agency, and the approved strategy of the agency and the measures stated therein. The project will be carried out in four phases:

  1. The first phase will focus on planning the key measures necessary for the implementation of the strategy in 2021-2026.
  2. In the second phase, the project team will outline the practical changes in the activities and practices of the Criminal Sanctions Agency that the measures included in the strategy require.
  3. In the third phase, the project team will review the need to develop the management from the perspective of the measures, operational changes, and development of practices required by the implementation of the strategy.
  4. In the fourth phase, the project team will review the need to develop the organisational structures and the management system based on the work done in the earlier phases and draw up its proposal, which the management of the Criminal Sanctions Agency will use as a basis for the proposal to be submitted to the Ministry of Justice.

Recommendations highlighted in earlier external evaluations will be taken into account in the different phases of Rise 2.0. Those recommendations include, among others, the advancement of judicial services and guidance, the national organisation of the assessment services, the issues linked to the regional structure, and the need to improve the ability of the organisation to implement its own strategy and ensure the uniformity and operational consistency of the organisation.

In addition, the project team must assess the impacts of the alternative solutions on the ability of the organisation to develop its operation flexibly and based on knowledge, to form networks with the normal services of society, and to promote and utilise the competence of the staff. The aim of Rise 2.0 is to contribute to improving the productivity, economy, and effectiveness of the Criminal Sanctions Agency and to enhance its ability to implement the social objectives of its own strategy: safety, legal protection, and a life without crime.

The project does not aim to reduce the current network of facilities or the number of staff. The term of the review project is from 1 January 2020 to 29 May 2020.