Call for Proposal: Complementary Rehabilitation and Re-socialisation Support in the Criminal Justice Sector
Georgia, 16 May 2016
Rule of Law and Human Rights are core values of the European Union and at the centre of the EU-Georgia association and cooperation.
The EU has been providing large and diverse support to Georgian penitentiary and probationary stakeholders through budget support, technical assistance and grant modalities. In this respect, the EU has also financed a number of projects of civil society organizations in the criminal justice sector in the area of rehabilitation and resocialization over the past years.
The EU-Georgia cooperation has been further enhanced by signature of the Association Agreement in 2014. Under the subsequent Association Agenda, the EU and Georgia agreed to "continue to implement rehabilitation and re-socialisation policies in criminal justice; promote use of non-custodial sentences, community orders, reinforced use of probation, early release through parole, diversion and mediation".
In this context, the EU and Georgia signed a financing agreement on Support to the Justice Sector in 2015 and agreed, inter alia, to launch a call for proposals for "complementary rehabilitation and resocialization services" with the objective "to promote restorative justice and contribute to rehabilitation and resocialization of inmates, former inmates, probationers and children in conflict with the law" and more specifically "to increase access of prisoners, former inmates, probationers and children in conflict with the law to vocational training, education and other types of rehabilitation and resocialization services as well as to design and implement secondary crime prevention programmes for children and rehabilitation/re-socialisation programmes/services for diverted juveniles". Through this financing agreement, the EU further doubled its financial allocation to grants for rehabilitation and resocialization services compared to the previous call for proposals launched in 2013.
As a result of the dialogue held with the state institutions and civil society organisations, the projects awarded under this call for proposals shall primarily focus further on vocational education and employment opportunities, and secondarily on psycho-social and medical rehabilitation, as well as secondary crime prevention programmes for children. Specific attention to vulnerable groups, regional coverage and enhancement of communities' awareness shall be inherent aspects of the projects.
Objectives of the programme and priority issues
The global objective of this call for proposals is to promote restorative justice and contribute to rehabilitation and resocialization of inmates, former inmates, probationers and children in conflict with the law ("target groups").
The specific objectives of this call for proposals are
LOT 1: to enhance and expand the opportunities for vocational education and employment,
LOT 2: to provide psycho-social and medical rehabilitation and re-socialization, and
LOT 3: to implement secondary crime prevention programmes specifically for juveniles and children in conflict with the law.
Financial allocation provided by the contracting authority
The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is EUR 4,000,000. The Contracting Authority reserves the right not to award all available funds.
Submission Deadline: 23 June 2016
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