T4SEA 2024

Training on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice for Southeast Asia (T4SEA)

The Training on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice for Southeast Asia or the “T4SEA” training programme is the first regional training for criminal justice professionals on the United Nations standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice in Southeast Asia. 

T4SEA is based on a recognition that criminal justice is at the foundation of just, peaceful and sustainable societies. Criminal justice professionals play a significant role as defenders of a rule of law, fundamental rights and justice in societies. A better understanding of the key global developments, local challenges and regional good practices strengthens the work and collaboration of the criminal justice institutions at all levels. As such, the programme is dedicatedly designed for aspiring criminal justice decision makers and practitioners in the region. The programme will, as far as possible, draw upon Southeast Asia’s regional frameworks, criminal justice policies and perspectives. 

The training programme introduces an overview of a selected list of international standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice. It facilitates constructive discussion on the prevailing criminal justice problems and emerging good practices in the Southeast Asia region. The training invites for interactive sharing of knowledge and experiences and will provide networking opportunities throughout the programme.

T4SEA modules and activities

The substantive modules of the training programme explore the following topics:

  • introduction and overview of the United Nations standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice
  • justice for the victims 
  • justice for the accused and offenders: rights of the accused and arrested persons
  • justice for the accused and offenders: prison management and alternatives to imprisonment
  • governance and integrity

The substantive modules will be accompanied by special workshops on innovative and collaborative tools for justice and a site visit. Throughout the training programme, participants are invited to actively participate in group and peer-to-peer discussions, exchange ideas and experiences.


(Bangkok time GMT +7)

Fri, 24 May18:00-19:30
Online Pre-training #1
Tue, 28 May18:00-19:30
Online Pre-training #2
Mon, 3 JunArrival
Support Team welcomes participants at hotel check-in
Tue, 4 Jun9:30-12:30
Opening & Orientation
Module 1
Welcome Reception
Wed, 5 Jun9:30-12:30
Module 2
Free time
Thu, 6 Jun9:30-12:30
Module 3
Fri, 7 Jun9:30-12:30
Workshop 1
Workshop 2
Sat, 8 JunFree Day
Sun, 9 JunFree Day
Mon, 10 JunSite Visit
Free time
Tue, 11 Jun9:30-12:30
Module 4
Wed, 12 Jun9:30-12:30
Module 5
Thu, 13 Jun9:30-12:30
Workshop 3
Concluding + Evaluation + Certification
Farewell Dinner
Fri, 14 JunDeparture
Participants check-out from hotel by noon
*The Programme Schedule is subject to change for appropriate arrangement.

Participation and Qualifications of Applicants

To be considered for the T4SEA, candidates must have a professional experience in the field of law enforcement, crime prevention and criminal justice in Southeast Asia for a minimum of 10 years. Candidates must also be fluent in spoken and written English. The selected candidates are required to certify that they are able to attend the training in its entirety. The T4SEA accommodates up to 40 participants. There is a limited availability of seats open to candidates from outside Southeast Asia provided that they are qualified professionals with work experience in the region.  

Venue and language

The training will be conducted on-site at the Thailand Institute of Justice, Bangkok, Thailand. The language for the training will be in English. 

Financial arrangements and accommodation

The programme offers sponsorship for participants who are Southeast Asian officials consisting of accommodation expenses and economy-class plane tickets. Partial funding which covers accommodation costs is available to other professionals. Self-funding applicants are encouraged to apply and welcome to participate in the programme.