ISSAT provides four core services: Advisory Field Support (AFS), Professional Development and Training (PDT), Knowledge Services (KS), and Advocacy and Outreach (A&O). The collective objective of all these service lines is to help Governing Board Members and the wider security and justice community to provide support to security and justice reform in line with international standards. This means delivering support that reinforces local ownership, addresses problems of accountability and effectiveness, and manages the political, technical and holistic dimensions of security and justice reform, with more effective external and internal coordination. The inter-connectivity between the four services means that ISSAT’s work is based firmly on experience, analysis and the use of innovative practices. 

Advisory Field Support

ISSAT offers its Governing Board Members targeted, project-specific security and justice support at both headquarters and field level. Support is provided primarily through short-term, in-country deployment of core staff and expert roster members. ISSAT deliberately does not cover long-term human resource gaps, as these need to be properly recruited and staffed by the Governing Board Member.

Professional Development and Training

ISSAT supports the conduct of training  and professional development as a core instrument to strengthen capacity and awareness on security and justice reform for personnel in the field and at headquarters. 

Knowledge Services

Through its Knowledge Services, ISSAT fosters a learning environment for security and justice practitioners to exchange information, share good practice and facilitate communication. 

Advocacy and Outreach

ISSAT’s A&O activities aim to bring about a whole-of-government and whole-of-system approach by its Governing Board Members, facilitate greater coordination, broaden knowledge on security and justice reform lessons, trends and challenges, and encourage the use of good practice across the wider international community.