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Social Rehabilitation Programmes for Offenders

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Anger management

This program is meant for persons that are unable to control their irritation and feelings in general. The program teaches one to keep anger in check so that it might not take control of the person.

Social skills training

Students learn to express themselves in everyday life, analyze their thoughts, and control their behavior. Skills required for interpersonal communication are supplemented and developed: through practical exercises, role play, discussions, and other exercises students learn to cope with different situations without harming themselves or others.

Aggression replacement training

Students learn to use positive social skills in place of aggressive behavior. The goal is to change the participant in a manner than would make consideration for others an important factor in their thinking and behavior.

The program is meant for violent offenders with an average or higher recidivism risk that wish to change themselves. Participants may not have been convicted for violence per se, yet more than one case of violence should be present.

Lifestyle training for offenders

This program targets abusers/addicts of addictive substances and compulsive gamblers in whom their addiction causes unlawful behavior.

The general goal is to change relevant consumption of addictive substances. The maximum goal is to altogether stop the consumption of above substances and/or gambling and the minimum goal is to obtain control over relevant consumption/gambling.

EQUIP

The program aims to teach youths responsible thinking and behavior through helping their peers. Participation is open to 14 – 21 year-old violent youths with an average or higher recidivism risk that wish to change their behavior.

Traffic safety program

The program is meant for persons convicted for traffic offences where the offence is related to thinking, behavior, attitudes, and not alcohol addiction.

"Seizing the Moment"

Individual program for individuals that have difficulties coping; the objective is to help convicted offenders acquire, develop, and harness a variety of skills facilitating resolution of social issues so as to enable such individuals cope successfully with problematic issues.

Rehabilitation program for sex offenders

The program aims to help sex offenders understand their offence and analyze the facts and circumstances that lead to the offence. The program is meant for mentally well prisoners, for whom a court judgment or the individual treatment program assigns as a condition participation in a relapse prevention program. Participation is also open for volunteers.

Reduction of family and intimate partner violence

This program targets persons convicted of violence in an intimate relationship. The objective of the program is to make the offender consider the damage caused and teach them to set goals in their actions so as to increase their own safety and the safety of people close to them.

"Win"

The target group consists of female convicted offenders that lack motivation to abandon criminal behavior, exhibit problematic relations with their children and persons close to them, and are unemployed or inactive. The program aims to motivate the above women to implement changes that improve their quality of life.

"Strength to change"

This is a motivational treatment program, the objective of which is to make participants understand behaviors related to abuse of addictive substances and to promote personal change. The program focuses on ways to refrain from using addictive substances, tackles anger and gratitude that supports change, and helps participants shape a new self-image.