The Psychosocial Assistance Service of the Iasi Penitenciary, in partnership with the Sociology and Social Assistance Department, Faculty of Philosophy and Socio-Political Sciences, University “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” from Iasi, organized the first edition of the National Conference on Social Assistance in Penitentiaries, on March 14-16, 2019, in Iasi.
The Conference had the role to respond to the needs of continuous professional training of specialists that are involved in the process of social reintegration of inmates. The conference was attended by specialists and practitioners from the National Administration of Penitentiaries, lectors from the Universities of Iasi, Cluj, Bucharest, Timisoara, Romanian Academy members, representatives of the Municipality and the Iași County Council, numerous public institutions and NGOs, as well as distinguished guests from the Kingdom of Sweden, from Republic of Moldova and from the Italian Republic.
During the Conference sessions, topics regarding the origins and typology of criminal behaviors, theoretical and practical elements regarding the role of social assistance for the social reinsertion of inmates, the mechanism and the importance of the institutional cooperation in the process of social reinsertion and the prevention of reoffending were discussed.
In this context, Tudorel TOADER, Minister of Justice, emphasized the importance and the role of interinstitutional cooperation in view of the successive phases of the social reintegration process, as they are mentioned in the National Strategy for the social reintegration of inmates.