POST RELEASE RECEPTION CENTRE IN ATHENS
The Post Release Center concerns the reintegration of ex-prisoners (men and women). Provides, mainly, guidance and information in released prisoners, regardless of gender or ethnicity, for where they can address to according to their demands
The released prisoners represent a particularly vulnerable group: they face the harshness of social exclusion because of the stigma that stems from having been imprisoned and also because of the alienation from social reality. To respond to the increased needs of this specific target group, PRAKSIS operates in Athens a Post Release Centre.
This Centre is a unit which provides services to prisoners and ex-prisoners, either men or women, regardless of their nationality. Its objective is to respond to the increased needs of the particular group of population through a holistic intervention, as well as to provide services in order to achieve their successful (re-)integration. Services of the Centre and include:
• Medical support;
• Psychosocial support, strengthening and development of skills so as to achieve social integration;
• Legal counseling ;
• Promoting employment through the comprehensive preparation of ex-prisoners for their return to the labour market.