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Transcript of ANP DNP
Crisis is a cyclic behaviour of our institutional life!
Attracting allies (volunteers, public bodies, NGOs)
Beyond the economic crisis, what kind of crisis we are currently overcoming?
Detention - the last resort, but always an Educational Project
No juveniles in prisons!
By what we do, do we act for the benefit of the convicted person, or just the state?
Crime, detention, probation, recidivism, radicalization and terrorism are
and requires a European approach
European Strategy for Social Reintegration
support from communities
must prevail punitive excess
WE are THE CHANGE and THE SOLUTION of the crises!
Alternative financial sources
Taking advantage of the legislative changes
Diversifying and enhancing staff skills multiple tasks
Exchange of best practices with other systems
Increasing the proximity to decision makers and raising awareness at this level
Prison and probation management in times of economic crisis
The National Administration of Penitentiaries, as a state institution actively involved into prison law
enforcement, issued measures for implementing both the new penal execution provisions and the tools for
the social reinsertion of inmates and of those sanctioned with the educational measure of being sent to an
educational or detention center.
NATIONAL ADMINISTRATION OF PENITENTIARIES
The new Penal and Penal Procedure Codes came into force in 2014 – year which was also marked, starting with February the 1st, by the enforcement of Law no. 254/2013 on enforcing prison sentences and measures issued by the judicial bodies during the criminal trial, with its subsequent amendments and completions and Law no. 252/2013 concerning the romanian probation system.
CREDIBILITY AND IMAGE
ECONOMIC CRISIS !
We are in a
Institutional development prospects
All of them have
one thing in common
“The mood and temper of the public in regard to the treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of the civilisation of any country.“
Cătălin Claudiu BEJAN
National Administration of Penitentiaries
National Probation Directorate
Crises as a turning point, a stage or a daily reality
Economic crisis – just a ring in a long chain!
From an abstract concept to a daily reality for public bodies and their managers
Synonyms for crises in Romanian Probation specific language according to the development stage:
Needs, causes, difficulties…
Several crisis for Probation system in 14 years
Solution in response to the need to effectively apply into practice the
new legislative provisions
Crises as needs and causes
• Crises of
alternatives to imprisonment
- penitentiary overcrowding
• Crises of
security in the community
- Increased criminality rate
1st crisis -
2nd crisis -
(2001 – 2013)
3rd crisis -
Restoration on the same grounds
- Institution of
probation legally established
number of cases
Credibility and image
Legislative context determined by
= inception of probation
regarding the legal establishment of the probation system
Enthusiastic and motivated staff
Lack of coverage at national level
Lack of specialized staff and training courses
Lack of identity
for the institution of probation
Gradual development of the probation service as a
public body at national level
from more experienced probation systems
Promoting campaigns and
among the practitioners from the justice field
Implications of the economic crises in terms of
- Lack of human resources (probation staff, specialized staff)
- Lack of logistics
- Limited budget and budgetary restrictions
In terms of
politics and legislation
Opportunities and solutions:
- Diversifying and enhancing
alternative financial sources
prioritization of expenditures
- Exploring the international rules in order to draw a
new criminal philosophy
with an accent on
New Criminal codes
New regulations on probation
Restoration on the same grounds
Administrative, functional and methodological
reform of the probation system
the duties and the responsibilities of probation staff
Increasing the decisional role
of the probation counselors within the judiciary procedures
A new approach
of probation on juveniles
support from the community
Consequences of the 3rd crisis
range of responsibilities
Lack of human resources
The necessity to
increase the administrative capacity
a new legislative framework
New criminal codes
new probation legislation
- Organizing a
by reforming the old one
, diversified duties
Opportunities and solutions:
cooperation and visibility
within the community
- Growing the
of the activities
- Increasing the
of the community
- Creating a successful
(additional 4 million euros)
- Exchanging of
with other probation systems
”There’s no challenge without a crisis.
There’s no crisis without merits.
Creativity is born from anguish.”
”It’s inventive in crisis that is born, as well as discoveries, and big strategies.
He who overcomes crisis overcomes himself, without getting overcome.
It’s in the crisis where we can show the very best in us.”
What can we buy with 4 million euros?
Approximately 300 Hermes bags, one for each female colleague within my service
Or this dream retreat house
Or why not this office cars for each director for prison and probation service in this room
The Romanian probation system promotes the non-custodial punishments and measures in order to reduce the social costs of executing criminal sanctions and measures by decreasing the population from the penitentiaries, capitalizing the socio-economic potential of offenders and maintaining community safety.
NATIONAL PROBATION DIRECTORATE
number of specialists
of own instruments and programs
Significant shortage of
Increased case load
of oncological diseases; new challenges in
healthcare for the elderly
Increased incidence of
contagious infectious diseases
(TB, HIV, hepatitis);
Young and inexperienced
Continuity / consistency in
pursuing the strategic objectives
of the system;
of individual professional contribution to the institutional strategic objectives;
Social identity crisis
- the need for well-defined institutional status and perception of public opinion;
Visibility at the
on the system.
"Theater Festival" "Folklore Festival" "Lessons of Life" "Prison Poetry"
Hearing by video conference
use of resources optimization
diversification of communication with the outside
Figures are speaking by themselves …
The budget of the probation service in
2014 = 4 million euros
from the state budget
We transformed the crises in
capitalizing existing resources
/ NGO involvement
of activities and programs
/ integrated multidisciplinary
/ program continuity / creative, innovative approaches
universities and professional bodies with a supervisory role
National Strategy for Social Integration
Service provision / volunteering / working with specialized NGOs and other associations of patients or pharmaceutical companies; training its staff through the
; increasing the value of the contracted hospital services;
Palliative care; training of staff and support inmates -
Testing in prison of
; Treatment initiation and treatment in the
National health care programs
Consolidation of "
of initial and continuing training systems;
Predictable career on medium and long term -
Human Resources Strategy
Prison System Strategy
, part of the Judiciary System Strategy ;
proactivity and empowerment
culture and identity
Accessing, implementing programs with
Organizational culture -
internal and external communication
; open to the community;
Public awareness campaigns
and crime prevention;
on complex mission of the penitentiary institution and personnel;
Real time reactions and
consistency in messages
(central, regional, local level).
Strategy on reducing aggressive behavior
promoting institutional policy against violence
a healthy prison environment.
Jamming GSM communications
preventing new crimes