Peer Group and Representation of interests in preventive detention

Maintaining human rights and constitutionality in the Austrian preventive detention

Cena 2 000 euro

winner 8
Rok:
2017
Země/Region:
Vídeň
Odvětví:
občanská společnost/ sociální podnik
Pole působnosti:
kriminalita / justice / pomoc trestaným osobám
invalidita
psychosociální znevýhodnění
Věk cílové skupiny:
nad 60 let = senioři
26 až 60 let = dospělí
19 až 25 let = mladí dospělí
12 - 18 let = mládež
Pohlaví cílové skupiny:
všechna pohlaví
Kdo stojí za projektem:
Selbst- und Interessensvertretung zum Maßnahmenvollzug (SiM)
Odpovědná osoba:
Markus Drechsler
Web:
www.massnahmenvollzug.org

O čem projekt je?

SiM´s most important goal is to strengthen the ability for self-representation of detained patients in the Austrian “Maßnahmenvollzug”, a kind of preventive detention. At the same time SiM is an important point of contact for relatives and released detainees. Another goal of SiM is to improve the social awareness of the problem of human rights in the imprisonment of patients without knowing a dat

Hodnocení poroty

Those under civil commitment are meant to be locked away. SiM has made them more visible than ever. Innovation is here at its best. Former inmates have come true on their promise to create the first facility independent of the justice system that represents the interests of (former) prisoners under civil commitment. SiM networks fast and well, raises very concrete hopes, spreads knowledge. What started well in 1975 as “therapy instead of punishment” has since the 90s turned into inadequate care, mounting numbers and increasing detention periods for prisoners suffering from mental disorders. They should be treated in hospitals. A reform is more than necessary. SiM shows that inmates can be resocialised. And how!