Development of a National Rehabilitation Program in Ukrainian prisons

 

From 21st to 25th of May, two European experts with extensive experience on drug treatment in prisons settings will travel to Ukraine to accomplish the first stage for the development of a National Rehabilitation Program in Ukrainian Prisons which will be followed by a drafting of the manual to be implemented.

The Ukrainian State Criminal Executive Service (SCES) is the institution, under the MoJ responsible for the management of Prison system. This Service is currently involved in a process of modernization and reorientation of the institutional goals towards a rehabilitation approach.

These improvements could be made through the creation of a task group composed by Ukrainian professionals and European experts with extensive experience on drug treatment in prison settings. The new treatment programs should also involve training activities for the staff responsible of the delivery of this interventions.

Operative Dimension

Code
Year
Component
Region
Country
Place
Activity Type
Kiev
Training
Objectives

In the area of substance misuse treatment, the current interventions would be aimed to achieve the following objectives:

  • Standardization: A common national program should be designed and redacted. This would promote the program integrity across different colonies.
  • Adherence to scientific principles of effective correctional treatment.
  • Clear cognitive-behavioural orientation.
  • Assessment of the stage of motivational change of the participants.
  • Implementation of different therapeutic itineraries oriented on different goals: abstinence or risk reduction.
  • Implementation of multidisciplinary teams.
  • Evaluation of treatment effectiveness.
  • Inclusion of specific therapeutic activities to address comorbidity between drug misuse and major mental disorders.

Institutions

FIIAPP - Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas

FIIAPP - Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas

Spain
Coordinator

MoJ - Ministry of Justice of Ukraine

MoJ - Ministry of Justice of Ukraine

Ukraine
Beneficiary

MoH - Ministry of Health of Ukraine

MoH - Ministry of Health of Ukraine

Ukraine
Beneficiary