Evaluation instruments and tools to measure success of a rehabilitation programme for drug dependent inmates in prisons of Georgia

 

EU-ACT Project has successfully delivered another activity in Georgia during the COVID-19 pandemic. The EU-ACT Project Georgia has developed evaluation instruments and tools to measure success of a rehabilitation programme for drug dependent inmates in prisons of Georgia. The instruments have been designed and elaborated by the Georgian Non-Key Expert from Ilia State University, Ms. Irma Kirtadze.

The activity implemented in an online format, involved several consultations, discussions and workshop with the team of specialists (psychologists) of the Special Penitentiary Service and the National Agency for Crime Prevention and Probation under the Ministry of Justice. The purpose of the evaluation instruments and tools is to measure the success of a rehabilitation programme for drug dependant inmates in prisons and the probation system.

It is noteworthy that prior to this activity, EU-ACT Project with the assistance of the Spanish experts has supported Special Penitentiary Service of Georgia to design a new rehabilitation programme for drug dependant inmates in prisons and implemented several interrelated activities to build the capacity of specialists, mainly psychologists who have authored the programme.

Once the rehabilitation pilot programme is launched in spring 2021, the evaluation instruments and indicators will assist the specialists to assess the implementation phase and measure the achievements as well as the progress of the drug dependent inmates. For this purpose, different types of evaluation instruments will be used by the psychologists through the pre/post tests and questionnaires.