Prison and probation services are expected to increase effectiveness, focus more on rehabilitation, whilst keeping societies safe. To find a good balance between efficiency, security and reducing reoffending there is a need involve civil society, social services and other third parties, to support all aspects of a person’s reintegration and rehabilitation.
In November, EuroPris and CEP is organising a workshop in Bucharest, Romania, to increase awareness of the need for interagency cooperation and to find solutions supporting this agenda. The handover from prison to probation/social services starts on the first day of imprisonment. Later inmates should be released into a milieu that minimises opportunities for crime with support from probation services and sometimes cooperation with the police, municipalities, or job agencies.
How can time in prison be used constructively to safeguard the transition to society? What specific needs must be addressed? The workshop will focus on solutions for specific groups, such as persons with mental disorders, foreign nationals, and the Roma community.