Note: the texts under all the headings, with the exception of 'Results achieved', describe the situation before the start of the project.
Treatment and rehabilitation of drug-dependent offenders
The project will provide drug treatment and rehabilitation services for drug-dependent offenders in prison or on parole and thus improve the criminal situation in Estonia. After the project closure the established drug treatment system will be continued and developed further by means of the Estonian budget.
Improving social security
Various social services
- Rehabilitation programme "Strength to Change" has been established
- 30 prison officials and 90 probation officers were trained on how to work with the rehabilitation programme "Strength to Change"
- 50 inmates were trained on how to deal with take-home naloxone kits
- Due to trained probation service staff more drug addicted offenders end up in rehabilitation instead of prisons
- National State Institute North
Statistics of the Estonian police report that in 2008 26 % of all solved crimes and 43 % of solved thefts were committed by persons
The principal goal of the project is to provide drug
Drug – dependent offenders, who are released on parole or whose imprisonment has been replaced by treatment programme
During the preparation phase specifications for treatment and rehabilitation quality standards will be prepared, drug treatment and rehabilitation services procured and selected service providers trained. During the implementation phase, drug treatment and rehabilitation to target groups will be offered, service quality supervised and study visits and trainings carried out. In the completion phase, a summary on best practises will be drafted to be used for amending the National Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Guidelines; furthermore the continuation and further development of the established treatment system will be planned.
|Directorate/federal office responsible||
Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Foreign state institution
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 950'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 882'551|
Phase 1 15.07.2011 - 31.10.2016 (Completed)