CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS (CDPs)
The target project areas (institutions) experience harsh conditions that hinder successful rehabilitation which includes congestion, poor documentation of offenders, and lack of proper rehabilitation programmes coordination as well as poor infrastructure among many other conditions.
Capacity Development Projects (CDP) is a response to support the successful rehabilitation of women, men, youth, and children in conflict with the law; serving custodial or non-custodial sentences. The projects will be implemented over a five-year period in 23 women prisons, 10 male prisons, 4 youth correctional and training centers as well as 6 probation hostels and 7 children
In the current strategic plan period, the Foundation intends to focus more on remandees and offenders who are serving sentences in medium prisons, as well as youth offenders in juvenile institutions and probation hostels. The Foundation will journey with them throughout their sentence to ensure they
complete their rehabilitation process. This will also include short-term offenders who are mostly affected by recidivism. Nevertheless, counseling will also be conducted in maximum security prisons.
WHAT WE FOUND OUT
The project was found to have indeed managed to build the capacity of the intended beneficiaries thus it led to behavior change and motivated them to work towards improving on their various skills which would not have been possible before. A Major effort through the various programmes’ life span was made to build the capacity of prisons staff.
This has been achieved mainly through the performance for change training in diverse areas and by various types of professionals – counsellors, financial experts, associated to supporting them in their operational activities. Thus, a significant potential has been created in the area of behaviour change to face different types of problems and constraints in their every-day life.