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About forty people benefit from project work to benefit the Community (16/01/2009)

The councilman of Social Welfare, Juan Carrion, and the Chief of Social Service Prison Murcia, Antonio Garcia, has made a satisfactory assessment of the project work on behalf of the Community, which has developed a comprehensive and a municipality pioneer in this locality, which have benefited about criminal quarantine.

In 2008 the City Council of Totana has supported the successful implementation of a total of 34 judicial measures work for the benefit of the community and 12 individuals who have attended the course of psychosocial rehabilitation for perpetrators of gender violence.

In addition, a total of 17 people who have completed their court action, remain incorporated in one or more municipal social programs.

On the other hand, as reported Carrion Tudela, the Consistory also been supporting Socio Intervention Teams carried out the execution of juvenile court action and depend on the Autonomous Community of Murcia Region through provision of municipal services and resources where they can develop.

The experience developed by the Department, as reported by the same, has been ranked very successful in several areas.

The Consistory totanero was invited to present the project that serves as a model example in the Third Conference "Crime and Society" organized by the Asturian Institute of Public Administration.

For his part, Head of Social Service Prison Murcia, Antonio Garcia, has highlighted the work "commendable" that is developing from the City of Totana, as it is "the first municipality to intervene comprehensively with this type of alternatives to prison. "

In this regard, he noted that "in the current number of seats and / or resources offered by the municipalities for the development of legal measures for adults is 150" indicating that "today there are about 3,000 outstanding judgments and paralyzed execution in the region. "

Nationally, only 35 percent of the 40,000 people convicted in Spain in terms of work for the benefit of the community are serving their sentences. "

Also reported that the number of pending enforcement of penalties designed to meet the goal of rehabilitation and social reintegration has increased dramatically over the past two years due to increased crimes against the security dictates traffic (75 percent) and the gender-based violence (15 percent) in the case of adults and other crimes in the case of minors.

Therefore, they emphasized the fundamental need for the involvement of municipalities and organizations providing services, as appropriate entities to offer this series of activities or jobs that will help develop compliance with these legal measures for the benefit of the offender and given society in order reeducation of the sentence, the Utility and repair of damage or support or assistance to victims.

Also, Carrion Tudela recalled that the plenary session last December, approved unanimously to urge the Ministry of Social Policy, Women and Immigration comprehensive programs to promote local action to enable the development of these measures and support people with non-custodial sentences in the enforcement of penalties in the process of social inclusion preventing the commission of further crimes.

To this end, the Social Welfare Department will transfer to the Community the experience developed by the city of Totana in the intervention program with offenders in an open environment.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana. Fotos:

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