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Caring for Juvenile Convicts
Juvenile convicts are considered as special vulnerable group in penitentiary system. Rehabilitation and re-socialization programs are defined with mechanism of implemented individual approach in juvenile corrections facilities.

Access to the General Educational Program for juvenile defendants and convicts implies implementation of learning process appropriate to existing standards and national plan of educational system. If juvenile wishes, he/she has opportunity to prepare and pass external, certification and national exams.

Rehabilitation Programs

Group Interventions

• “EQUIP” - Crime realization, rehabilitation program for anti-social behavior juveniles;
• Rehabilitation program “Coping with Potential Stress”;
• Cognitive and Social Skills Development - COSO”;
• “Anger Management Program”;
• Positive Thinking Skills Development (thinking For a change); “
• Useful Skills Developing Group – Rehabilitation Program for Victims of Violence and Offenders;
• “Preparing for Release” (Re-entry);
• Visual Art/Sculpting Therapy;
• Bible Therapy;
• Music Therapy.

Teaching Process

Meeting with General Director of National Library, Giorgi Kekelidze

Music Therapy

According to an agreement concluded by the Ministry of Corrections of Georgia and Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, juvenile convicts are involved in the following professional college courses:
• Driving license theoretical course which aims to teach listeners rules of road traffic, rules for pedestrians, laws and to teach safe car driving according to corresponded legislation.
• Guide (tourism) Program which aims to prepare professional guides. Within the course juveniles will study history of Georgia, historical monuments and sightseeing of different regions of Georgia, etc.
• Web-Design

Awarding Certificates for Graduates

Psycho-Social Trainings

• Healthy Lifestyle (Healthiness, Substances and Dependencies, Transmitted Diseases)
• Tuberculosis
• Trafficking
• Self-Management and Civic Education Training
• Informational Program regarding Substance Dependencies
• Existing Social Services and their Receiving Opportunities
• Rights and Responsibilities
• Tolerance and Discrimination
• Communication and Time Management, Anger Management
• “values Training”
• “Behavior and Responsibility”
• “Communication”
• “Writing CV and Cover Letter, Preparing for Job Interview”
• “Legal Issues”
• “Harmful Substances”
• Trafficking – Contemporary Form of Slavery
• Rights of Convicts and Defendants
• Life Skills Training
• Tuberculosis and Compliance with Treatment
• Substance Dependencies, Transmitting Infections, Reproduction System
• “HIV” , etc.

Psycho-Social Training for Juvenile Convicts

Intellectual-Educational and Cultural Events
Considering juveniles’ interests, debate and readers clubs are functioning in facility; also, movie show times, educational meetings with different invited guests, intellectual-educational events such as Etalon, What? Where? When?, Funny Quiz, literary evenings, concerts and other so on are held there.
• Juveniles are actively involved in sporting events – Rugby, Football, Basketball federations constantly patronize juveniles.
• Tournaments in checkers, chess, and table tennis are permanently held.
• Family relations issue is very important.

Meeting with Rugby Players

Friendly Match in Basketball

Football match was held with participation of national team and convicts

Meeting with children’s movies international festival Golden Butterfly’ organizers in juvenile’s rehabilitation facility

Keeping touch with outside world is paid a big attention in juveniles. Juveniles are provided with opportunity to call their relatives, with short and long-term meetings.
. Partners of Ministry of Corrections regarding the juvenile’s issues are:
 Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia
 Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia
 Center for Crime Prevention of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia
 Various sport federations
 NGOs, etc.

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