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PCF-II.3-Prisons   II.3. Promoting penitentiary reforms ( from a punitive to a rehabilitative approach)

Narrative (Work Plan)
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2017
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3 155 000
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    Project Purpose 0      2015/DG I/JP/3314   Criminal Justice Responses to Drug Dependent Prisoners 0 
    Drug treatment systems and alternatives to imprisonment are improved through regional cooperation between 4 EaP countries (Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Republic of Moldova). The regional network of stakeholders is established and a strategy for 4 EaP countries (Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Republic of Moldova) is developed on a rehabilitative approach to drug users who are in contact with the criminal justice system.

     
    One strategy paper drafted on a rehabilitate approach to drug users.

    Regular coordination and knowledge exchange meetings took place between stakeholders in the 4 EaP countries (at least one meeting per year in the last two years of the project).

    At least one additional drug treatment option is added to existing drug treatment system of at least one EaP country (Moldova).


     
    High interest in attendance of the project activities by the stakeholders.

    Policy makers are ready to implement recommendations on legislation.

    It will be possible to find competent staff, leading to adequate revision of policies and practices.

    Project staff and the authorities establish effective working relationships which facilitate the
    Implementation of recommendations on alternatives to imprisonment.

    Project staff and the authorities establish effective working relationships which facilitate implementation of therapeutic communities in prisons.
     
    Expected Result 0.1 Regional co-operation is established and best practices on prison overcrowding, alternatives to imprisonment and rehabilitation are extended between four EaP countries (Armenia, Georgia, Republic of Moldova).
    A regional network of relevant policy makers and prison managers in 4 EaP countries (Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Republic of Moldova) is ready to support evidence based measures aimed at improving drug treatment systems in prison.

    Regular meetings took place between stakeholders in the 4 EaP countries (at least one meeting per year in the last two years of the project).
     
    High interest in attendance of the project activities by the stakeholders.
    Expected Result 0.2 National policies on prison overcrowding and on alternatives to imprisonment are improved in Georgia, in line with European standards.
    A network of policy makers in Georgia is established and promotes alternatives to imprisonment and policies on overcrowding.

    In at least one EaP country (Georgia), strategies on reducing prison overcrowding and alternatives to imprisonment are drafted and relevant policy makers are aware of European good practices in this field.
     
    Policy makers are ready to implement recommendations on legislation.

    It will be possible to find competent staff, leading to adequate revision of policies and practices.

    Project staff and the authorities establish effective working relationships which facilitate the implementation of recommendations on alternatives to imprisonment.



    Expected Result 0.3 Treatment and rehabilitation services in Moldovan prisons are improved.
    The coverage of treatment and rehabilitation services is increased in at least 1 EaP country (Republic of Moldova).

    In Republic of Moldova two or more therapeutic communities in prisons are functioning.

    Two groups of approximately 8 persons (therapists, prison staff and NGO workers) are trained in running therapeutic communities in prisons.
     
    Project staff and the authorities establish effective working relationships which facilitate implementation of therapeutic communities in prisons.
    Project Purpose 1      2015/DG I/JP/3242   Penintentiary reform - Strengtheneng the health care and human rights protection in prisons in Armenia 900 000 
    Provision of healthcare (including mental/psychiatric health care) and the capacities of the staff in prisons are improved and brought in line with European Standards Health units of all penitentiary institutions under the Ministry of Justice are equipped to provide quality health care services to all prisoners.
    Capacities of medical and non-medical staff in prisons on human rights aspects, ethical standards of healthcare in prisons is enhanced.
     
    Project progress and final reports

    CPT reports and Government response to CPT

    NGO prison monitoring group reports

    Media reports
     
    National authorities (both at the Parliament and Government levels) remain committed to promote and implement penitentiary reform. 
    Expected Result 1.1 The legal and institutional framework of provision of healthcare in prisons is brought in line with European standards
    A needs assessment report with follow-up recommendations on prison healthcare is available.

    Recommendations on institutional and legislative framework are discussed with professionals, legislative amendments drafted and submitted to the decision makers.

    Needs assessment report with recommendations

    Project progress reports

    Minutes of official working group meetings and consultations

    Draft legislation

    Expert opinion on the draft legislation
     
    Political will of the Government to reform the legislative and institutional framework of prison health system and to harmonize with the European standards is in place.
    Expected Result 1.2 Provision of health care in prisons (with a special focus on life sentenced prisoners and other vulnerable groups, such as women and juveniles) is improved and brought in line with European standards
    CPT recommendations on the improvement of the healthcare in prisons are discussed and implementation plan is developed.

    Number of complaints against the quality of healthcare received from the prisoners by the end of the project.

    CPT recommendations implementation plan

    CPT reports and Government response to CPT

    NGO prison monitoring group reports
     
    A continuous and smooth cooperation is maintained with the penitentiary administration and cooperating organisations (NGOs, INGOs, donors).
    Expected Result 1.3 Material conditions of healthcare services in prisons are improved
    Medical equipment for 11 prison healthcare units is purchased and installed.

    Project progress reports

    CPT reports

    NGO prison monitoring group reports
     
    Procurement process is organized efficiently and equipment delivered on time.
    Expected Result 1.4 The medical and non-medical staff in prisons are trained on the European standards on healthcare in prisons, human rights and medical ethics
    2 training modules on health-care service management in prisons and medical ethics are operational.

    2 study visits to CoE member states organized to learn on European standards.

    Information materials are translated, adapted, printed and disseminated to prison staff.

    At least 2 ToTs and 10 cascade training sessions are conducted under the two modules: 750 medical and non-medical staff in prisons improved their knowledge on healthcare, medical ethics and human rights.

    Project progress reports

    Training modules in Armenian

    Study visit reports

    Trainersí reports

    Training evaluations by participants
     
    Adequate number of highly qualified national experts specialized in trainings on prison healthcare and medical ethics are available in the national training institution(s).

    Relevant agencies in the host countries provide organizational support in the organization of study visits.
    Project Purpose 2      2016/DG I/JP/3244   Human rights and healthcare in prisons and other closed institutions in Georgia 2 745 000 
    To strengthen human rights and improve the provision of healthcare (incl. mental health care) in prisons, police detention and other closed facilities in Georgia, in line with European standards. Increased level of compliance of regulatory and policy framework for the provision of healthcare in prisons and police detention facilities with CPT recommendations and European standards.

    Enhanced degree of compliance of national regulation and practical arrangements in mental health care with international human rights standards.

     
    - CoE HR Commissionerís reports;
    - Public Defender's Reports;
    - ECtHR case law in respect of Georgia;
    - PACE reports;
    - CPT reports on regular and ad hoc visits to Georgia;
    - EU progress reports;
    - annual reports of IOs and NGOs on human rights situation in Georgia.
    - Project Progress and Final Reports;
    - Project Evaluation Report.
     
     
    Expected Result 2.1 Improved provision of healthcare services for prisoners and detainees that meet minimum quality standards.
    Number of prison medical staff improved their professional skills.

    Percentage of prison psychiatrists and staff of mental health centre improved their professional skills.

    Quality service control guidelines related to the medical services for the prisoners prepared.

    Description of E-system of medical files, with relevant regulation and guidance for its introduction is available.

    Long-term training programme for prison medical staff piloted and ready for introduction.

    Number of staff of the national authorities trained on medical ethics and documenting injuries.

    - CoE HR Commissionerís reports;
    - Public Defender's Reports;
    - ECtHR case law in respect of Georgia;
    - PACE reports;
    - CPT reports on regular and ad hoc visits to Georgia;
    - EU progress reports;
    - annual reports of IOs and NGOs on human rights situation in Georgia.
    - National authoritiesí official websites and other publications on initiated legal or policy amendments and institutional changes.
    - Project Progress and Final Reports;
    - Project Evaluation Report.
     
    Recommendations are based on established European practice and standards and take into account the country's political, economic and social context.

    Local partners have the capacity to commit adequate resources and time to project implementation.

    Project staff establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of the authorities.
    Expected Result 2.2 Improved regulation and practices for the treatment of prisoners with mental health problems and people in psychiatric care in accordance with European and other international standards.
    Crisis intervention policy in prisons is developed.

    Provisions for forensic regime are developed.

    Prison and temporary detention isolator administration is advised on mental health screening procedure upon admission.

    Number of new prison staff trained and tools developed to help the implementation of the Suicide Prevention Programme.

    Number of prison staff trained to manage prisoners with mental health problems and to administer psycho-social rehabilitation programmes in prisons on a regular basis.

    Number of staff of psychiatric institutions increased their professional skills.

    Number of doctors at the temporary detention isolators trained on suicide and self-harm prevention.

    - CoE HR Commissionerís reports;
    - Public Defender's Reports;
    - ECtHR case law in respect of Georgia;
    - PACE reports;
    - CPT reports on regular and ad hoc visits to Georgia;
    - EU progress reports;
    - annual reports of IOs and NGOs on human rights situation in Georgia.
    - National authoritiesí official websites and other publications on initiated legal or policy amendments and institutional changes.
    - Project Progress and Final Reports;
    - Project Evaluation Report.
     
    Treatment programmes developed are based on European standards and established practices and take into account the country's political, economic and social context.

    Local partners have the capacity to commit adequate resources and time to project implementation.

    Project staff establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of the authorities.
    Expected Result 2.3 Enhanced preventive measures for the observance of human rights and strengthened internal and external oversight of places of detention, including psychiatric institutions.
    Implementation of AP on Fight against Torture reviewed.

    Internal inspection arrangements in places of detention benefited from expert advice and capacity development.

    Establishment of a formal complaint mechanism in psychiatric institutions are supported by expert advice.

    Brochures on patientís rights are available in an easily understandable format in psychiatric establishments.

    Number of technical assistance provided to MIA in relation to police ethics.

    Number of senior prison staff received information on human rights compliant prison management.

    Penitentiary and police training institutions benefitted from expertise and training.

    - CoE HR Commissionerís reports;
    - Public Defender's Reports;
    - ECtHR case law in respect of Georgia;
    - PACE reports;
    - CPT reports on regular and ad hoc visits to Georgia;
    - EU progress reports;
    - annual reports of IOs and NGOs on human rights situation in Georgia.
    - National authoritiesí official websites and other publications on initiated legal or policy amendments and institutional changes.
    - Project Progress and Final Reports;
    - Project Evaluation Report.
     
    Recommendations are based on established European practice and standards and take into account the country's political, economic and social context.

    Local partners have the capacity to commit adequate resources and time to project implementation.

    The roles of different stakeholders are clearly defined, avoiding duplication of functions and confusion.
    Project Purpose 3      2015/DG I/JP/3243   Further Support for the Penitentiary Reform in Ukraine 1 000 000 
    To strengthen the observation of human rights and rule of law in treatment of prisoners in Ukraine. International monitoring bodies report progress in meeting international standards and commitments of Ukraine in the areas covered by the project.

    The legislative framework is strengthened and national policies are improved towards a rehabilitative approach in the execution of the sentences in line with European standards.

    National policy for inspection of prison establishments, as well as for the review of prisonersí complaints are reviewed and strengthened in line with European guidelines and best practices.
     
    - project survey results and penitentiary statistics;
    - CPT reports on regular and ad hoc visits to Ukraine;
    - CoE HR Commissionerís reports;
    - ECtHR case law in respect of Ukraine;
    - PACE reports;
    - EU progress reports;
    - annual reports of IOs and NGOs on human rights situation in Ukraine.
     
     
    Expected Result 3.1 Improved treatment and rehabilitation of prisoners, in line with the European standards and best practices
    At least 1 amendment in policies and procedures regulating individualised sentence planning is introduced in line with European standards by the end of the 2nd year.

    Prisoners have access to at least 1 more type of regime activity or programme in 2 prison establishments by the end of the 3rd year;

    In at least 3 establishments the average time prisoners spend outside of their cells for meaningful activities is increased as identified by the survey done with the prison administration.

    - National authoritiesí official websites and other publications on initiated legal or policy amendments and institutional changes.
    - EU Progress Report;
    - Reports of IOs and NGOs on human rights situation in penitentiary establishments;
    - Project Progress and Final Reports;
    - Project Activity Reports and Evaluation Report.
     
    Recommendations are based on established European practice, Ukraine's commitments deriving from CoE membership and take into account the country's political, economic and social context.

    Local partners have the capacity to commit adequate resources and time to project implementation.

    Project staff establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of the authorities.
    Expected Result 3.2 Strengthened procedures and practices, for prison inspection and handling of prisonersí complaints.
    At least 1 amendment adopted in policies and procedures regulating prison inspection and handling of prisoners' complaints in line with European standards.

    A tool is available for the prison administration that provides systematic processing of information from prison inspection reports, to help prison managers' informed decision making and planning.

    - National authoritiesí official websites and other publications on initiated legal or policy amendments and institutional changes.
    - EU Progress Report;
    - Reports of IOs and NGOs on human rights situation in penitentiary establishments;
    - Project Progress and Final Reports;
    - Project Activity Reports and Evaluation Report.
     
    Recommendations are based on established European practice, Ukraine's commitments deriving from CoE membership and take into account the country's political, economic and social context.

    Local partners have the capacity to commit adequate resources and time to project implementation.

    Project staff establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of the authorities.
    Project Purpose 4      2015/DG I/JP/3245   Promoting penitentiaty reforms (from a punitive to a rehabilitative approach)- Regional 110 000 
    Establish regional co-operation between 6 EaP countries and facilitate development of a strategic approach to combat overcrowding. National authorities of all EaP countries have access to and use information on the factors contributing to prison overcrowding and receive strategic guidance on approaches related to tackling these phenomena

    Strategic guidelines are available for the authorities of all EaP countries on effective approaches in addressing prison overcrowding and developing alternatives to imprisonment
     
    - project survey results and penitentiary statistics
    - CPT reports in the EaP countries
    - works of Conference of Directors of Prison and Probation Services
    - annual reports of IOs and NGOs on human rights situation an prison overcrowding in EaP countries
     
     
    Expected Result 4.1 .

     
    Expected Result 4.1 Regional co-operation is established, and a strategic approach on prison overcrowding and on alternatives to imprisonment is developed.
    A regional strategy on reducing prison population and on alternatives to imprisonment is developed in line with the Council of Europe recommendations offering guidance to the national administrations in further reform of criminal justice in at least 5 EaP countries;

    A regional network of experts is established, providing a professional platform for exchange of best practices among the penitentiary institutions and administration of the EaP countries

    - National authorities' of EaP countries oficial statistics and websites on prison population, other publications on alternative to imprisonement and regional cooperation;
    - EU Progress Report;
    - Reports of IOs and NGOs on human rights situation and pison overcrowding in EaP countries
    - Project Progress and Final Repors;
    - Project Activity Reports
    110 000 
    Recommendations are based on established European practice, commitments of EaP countries as a CoE member state and take into account the national political, economic and social context

    Local partners have the capacity to commit adequate resources and time to project implementation
    Expected Result 4.2 .

     
    Expected Result 4.3 .

     
    Expected Result 4.4 .

     
    Project Purpose 5      2015/Pompidou/JP/3246   Criminal Justice Responses to Drug Dependent Prisoners - regional 400 000 
    Drug treatment systems and alternatives to imprisonment are improved through regional cooperation between 4 EaP countries (Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Republic of Moldova). The regional network of stakeholders is established and a strategy for 4 EaP countries (Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Republic of Moldova) is developed on a rehabilitative approach to drug users who are in contact with the criminal justice system.  Meeting reports of official working group meetings and consultations

    Regional strategy paper on a rehabilitate approach to drug users.

    Project progress reports

    Media reports

    NGO reports

    Project photo documentary
     
    High interest in attendance of the project activities by the stakeholders.

    Policy makers are ready to implement recommendations on legislation.

    It will be possible to find competent staff, leading to adequate revision of policies and practices.

    Project staff and the authorities establish effective working relationships which facilitate the
    Implementation of recommendations on alternatives to imprisonment.

    Project staff and the authorities establish effective working relationships which facilitate implementation of therapeutic communities in prisons.
     
    Expected Result 5.1 Regional co-operation is established and best practices on prison overcrowding, alternatives to imprisonment and rehabilitation are extended between four EaP countries (Armenia, Georgia, Republic of Moldova).
    A regional network of relevant policy makers and prison managers in 4 EaP countries (Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Republic of Moldova) is ready to support evidence based measures aimed at improving drug treatment systems in prison.

    Meeting reports of official working group meetings and consultations

    Regional strategy paper on a rehabilitate approach to drug users.

    Project progress reports

    Media reports

    Trainersí reports

    Training evaluations by participants
     
    High interest in attendance of the project activities by the stakeholders.
    Expected Result 5.2 National policies on prison overcrowding and on alternatives to imprisonment are improved in Georgia, in line with European standards.
    A network of policy makers in Georgia is established and promotes alternatives to imprisonment and policies on overcrowding.

    Project expert group strategy paper on reducing prison overcrowding and alternatives to imprisonment

    Communication records of relevant policy makers on reducing prison overcrowding and alternatives to imprisonment

    Media reports

    Governmental policy papers
     
    Policy makers are ready to implement recommendations on legislation.

    It will be possible to find competent staff, leading to adequate revision of policies and practices.

    Project staff and the authorities establish effective working relationships which facilitate the implementation of recommendations on alternatives to imprisonment.
    Expected Result 5.3 Treatment and rehabilitation services in Moldovan prisons are improved.
    The coverage of treatment and rehabilitation services is increased in at least 1 EaP country (Republic of Moldova).

    Project photo documentary (refurbishment of prisons)

    Trainersí reports

    Training evaluations by participants

    Training materials

     
    Project staff and the authorities establish effective working relationships which facilitate implementation of therapeutic communities in prisons.



     
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