The overall objective of this contract will be to enhance the capacities of the Serbian prison administration in the use of alternative sanctions, penal healthcare and post penal care. This project aims at improving capacities of the prison administration supporting further development of Alternative sanction system based on recommendations from the final report of the IPA 2010 SAS Project, and post-penal care. The project will also contribute to the establishment of an efficient healthcare system for inmates.
- Regarding alternative sanctions, it is foreseen that the assistance will include, among other outputs, an analysis of the existing system with legal and technical proposals for the introduction of new forms of alternative measures and sanctions. Support, advice and training will also be required to raise awareness of state and local government administration representatives, judges and citizens on the use and benefits of alternative sanctions.
- Regarding post-penal care, local probation offices will require capacity building for staff as well as a reinforced network of the relevant state and local institutions as well as local humanitarian organisations and NGOs.
- Regarding healthcare in prisons, an analysis of the current state of play in the area of the healthcare as well as a comparative study on best practices of the EU member states will be required resulting in recommendations. An analysis for the consideration of the transfer of healthcare competences from the Prison Administration to the Ministry of Health will also be undertaken. The provision of some training will also be required related to harm reduction programmes, among other support related to the healthcare of prisoners
Results to be achieved by the Contractor
Result 1: Wider application of alternative sanctions
Result 2: Efficient and effective cooperation of all entities involved in post penal care
Result 3: An improved health care system in prisons across Serbia