Plzeň Region: Resocialization programmes
The purpose of our service is to socially include people who have committed unlawful acts or severe violation of society’s norms. Our most important aim is to minimise the risk of recidivism - recurring conflict with society’s norms. The client fulfils the programme if he participates for the minimum number of hours and creates an individual plan. Afterwards he may voluntarily continue in the programme and cooperate with us on solutions for any problematic situations discussed during the programme.
The programmes alone do not aim to solve all of the client’s problems, but are oriented above all towards identifying the client’s key issues and needs. In the act of solving problems, the programme serves as the client’s support. We try to use a preventive approach mainly practical help in vitally important areas of life (debt, finances, work, housing, criminal law situations, the client’s mental state). Without such basic support, any other interventions (in the form of social training or motivation) or efforts of somehow developing the client would not be effective or permanent.
Capacity: 10 people
Within our programme we provide services such as accompanying clients to court, help with writing applications for parole, help with administrative steps in connection with reporting to serve a prison sentence, or with making police statements. We help explain legal terms, assist in negotiations with authorities and other concerned entities and we conduct a resocialisation (social) training programme.