Wsparcie procesu readaptacji społecznej skazanych na przykładzie programu „Teatr, Mama, Tata i Ja”
Authors: Anna Dąbrowska, Justyna Kusztal, Małgorzata Turczyk
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The article presents an innovative programme for the re-adaptation of inmates confined in correctional facilities which focusses on building and consolidating their bonds with their children. In Poland, contemporary social rehabilitation programmes are based on measures listed in the Polish Executive Penal Code of 1998 (Executive Penal Code, 1997, Art. 67 § 3). Apart from studying, working, cultural and educational activities, and therapeutic interventions, the Code also mentions contact with family members and relatives. These rehabilitation programmes include the right of convicts, under international and national law, to maintain contact with their families, while methodologically they are compliant with the most current cognitive-behavioural approach to therapy and corrective measures. They also draw on the multi-systemic approach, in a general sense. In the context of safeguarding children’s rights, contact between parents and children is the responsibility of the parents, but in the case of prisoners it is the responsibility of the correctional institution to ensure that prisoners can exercise their rights while serving a custodial sentence. The article takes advantage of the methodologies of document analysis and participant observation. It discusses the programme for the social re-adaptation of prisoners, which involves encouraging and consolidating relationships between parents and children while maintaining a focus on particular rehabilitation objectives, resocialisation methods, and outcome evaluation.