The Social Rehabilitation and Social Integration Programs with Offenders in Correctional Inspections

Tomas Mackevičius


This article explores the social rehabilitation and social integration programs with persons enlisted in correctional inspection lists. The article assesses the impact of social work by the correction of inspections for offenders, the effectiveness of the implementation of social rehabilitation and social integration programs, social rehabilitation and social integration program content. The article shows that the lack of social integration and rehabilitation program quality leads to inefficiency of social work with offenders, since these programs are educational in nature, offenders aren’t motivated to change their anti-social behaviour, in order to achieve their life goals in lawful ways and means as well as the fact that these programs are the same for all offenders, although the social needs of offenders are usually different. The advanced foreign experience in social work with offenders is separately disclosed, as well as international instruments related to the provision of alternatives to detention in program work with offenders. The article discusses as well the correction inspections (probation services) carrying out the program work principles, their importance and the effectiveness of the implementation of alternatives to imprisonment. This article provides guidelines for rehabilitation and social integration of program content and development of implementation and importance of community involvement in this process.


social rehabilitation and social integration programs; offenders; correctional inspection; probation; social work

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"Social Work" ISSN online 2029-2775 / ISSN print 1648-4789