Project information


Project title

"Increase of social HIV/AIDS prevention and harm reduction services for imprisoned people and those who have served their sentence"
Duration 01 January 2009 - 31 December 2009
Project goal and objectives

The main goal of the project is to increase the social HIV/AIDS prevention and harm reduction services for imprisoned people and those who have served their sentence.

Project objectives:

  • To provide individual and group social, psychological services for prisoners and to motivate them for reintegration and full social adaptation.
  • To provide social services and individual consultations for people released from the imprisonment settings, the ones who use drugs and have HIV/AIDS in the foundation premises.
  • To direct drug users to charity and support fund "Agapao" rehabilitation centre, where they could receive social and psychological rehabilitation and be reintegrated into labour market.
Results

Implementing the project Charity and Support Fund "KRIS in North - West of Lithuania" provided the following services:

1. Social services in Šiauliai Remand Prison: 1 social worker 1 time a week for 2 hours. Social worker visited remand prison 47 times, 183 inmates participated in the sessions. Main topics: HIV/AIDS prevention, diagnostics, treatment, development of epidemics, etc.

2. Psychological services in Šiauliai Remand Prison: 1 psychologist 1 time a week for 2 hours. Psychologist visited remand prison 42 times, 154 inmates participated in the sessions. Mainly discussions covered HIV/AIDS problems and were related to psychosocial help for risk group members. Mainly those were group consultations, but sometimes there was a need for individual consultations.

3. Social consultations in foundation premises: 1 social worker 1 time a week for 2 hours. 83 individuals came for social consultations, which were mainly individual. Most of the people were referred by Šiauliai Correction Inspection or other NGOs. During the consultations the following areas were covered: social problems, dependency diseases, HIV/AIDS related problems, job search problems and family relation problems, etc. Project participants who were in need were supported with food gathered through "Food Bank" donations. If needed individuals were referred to treatment and rehabilitation centres.

Main indicators:

  • Number of target group members reached providing psychosocial consultations - 336;
  • Number of target group members reached providing HIV/AIDS prevention information services - 83;
  • Number of individuals consulted regarding job search and employment - 35;
  • Number of social worker's visits in Šiauliai Remand Prison - 47;
  • Number of psychologist's visits in Šiauliai Remand Prison - 42.

UNODC budget

43,248.20 LTL

 

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