November 2018 – Malta
The Corradino Correctional Services is leading partner of an ESF project: Participation for Employment at CCF: Social Inclusion through Education and Training – P4E@CCF. The University of Malta, through its Prison Education and Re-Entry Programme is the main partner of this project. The goal of this project is to support inmates in reintegrating by focusing on four highly related and integrated areas: education and training, good health, restorative justice practice and housing and employment. The thought behind this project is that successful reintegration is difficult if any of these identified four areas is weak. P4E@CCF focuses on motivation – it strives to understand what motivates an inmate to learn. Focusing on different forms of education – be it formal, non-formal or vocational education – the aim is to provide a unique learning experience for each inmate. Furthermore, to make resettlement a more holistic transition for the inmate, it incorporates healthcare, mental, spiritual and physical health and well-being, the labour market and transversal affairs to those areas already mentioned. It stresses the need for an integrated approach to rehabilitation and resettlement.
Conclusively, with the help of a number of experts from different fields, the project will offer a policy on successful sentence planning. An interesting aspect of this project is the addition of a foreign expert in each of the projects 12 areas. This would mean that each area would benefit from best practice from different EU countries, giving a more comprehensive characteristic to the Maltese scenario.
by Joseph Giordmaina & Michela Scalpello
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