Support to the enforcement, probation and rehabilitation systems in Moldova

Stronger governance
2,690,338.00 Euro
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Penal Reform International (PRI), Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC), Institute for Penal Reform (IRP)
2014 - 2018
Finalised
The project’s main areas of intervention refer to:   -  Support to modernisation of the beneficiary institutions in accordance with the provisions of the strategic documents for the justice sector; -  Professionalisation of the penitentiary, probation and enforcement systems’ personnel, modernisation of training programmes and performance evaluation; -  Assistance in ensuring, modernising and enhancing conditions for an effective rehabilitation and social reintegration of former detainees; -  Assistance and expertise in improving the organisational and legal framework, as well as the regulatory procedures and activities in the beneficiary institutions; promoting best practices; -  Development of effective ethical standards of conduct in beneficiary institutions; -  Support for improving cooperation with the civil society and other development partners.
Accomplishments:

 

The project team and the beneficiaries have been working hard together on a range of topics to deliver solid outputs and results in the project. Joint efforts have contributed to improving the professional skills, attitudes, processes and procedures in various segments of the project’s beneficiaries work. The project beneficiaries have developed capabilities to deal with institutional modernisation and implement important reform steps. Improvements have materialised not only in context of enhanced skills of the staff, but also through changes in operational procedures and measures, thus adding to the sustainability and impact of the project. Major tangible results that can be illustrative refer to: several comprehensive and sectoral institutional evaluations with concrete and practical recommendations for modernisation; new methodologies for integrated treatment plans  for detainees and for penitentiary inspection (already adopted and in force); a series of handbooks considered as practical tools for the daily work of professionals in penitentiary and probation fields, such as preparation for release of detainees, work with persons under probation supervision, work with juveniles in probation, work with persons having aggressive behaviour or having been convicted for sex crimes; a Guide to business opportunities in the penitentiary system, in order to revive the penitentiary industry; revision of the normative framework of probation (one normative act has already been adopted based in project expertise, in the field of community work); a Code of ethics adopted for the civil enforcement system, based on expertise provided in the project; a set of professional standards for the bailiffs (that will be adopted in the framework of new amendments to the Law on Bailiffs); several training activities for all beneficiaries; introduction of pilot dual vocational education in selected penitentiaries; policy actions of beneficiaries are better formulated and linked to available financial resources (as result to the project intervention in improving budget formulation capacities).

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Support to the enforcement, probation and rehabilitation systems in Moldova

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