The DGRSP considers the collaboration of volunteers in the prison environment as an aspect with an important role in the process of preparing inmates for their release, not only by opening up prison establishments to the participation of the community in the execution of sentences and measures depriving them of their freedom but also because of the impact that volunteers can have on the outside (DGRSP,2016).
The Final Conference of the Volpris Initiative “Prisons Managing Volunteers in EU”, organized by the General Directorate of Reintegration and Prison Services (DGRSP) and Aproximar, Cooperative of Social Solidarity, is taking place today in Portugal.
This conference is to present the new Resources for Capacity Building for Prison Volunteering Organisations, as well as to explore opportunities for collaboration and replication.
If you are interested in learning more about this initiative, find all the information and resources developed over the last 3 years here
Portuguese partners are organizing the final national Conference on VOLPRIS' experience. The Conference will be covering the theme "Resources for the Volunteer Service Organisations that work inside prisons". The event will take place in Sintra Prison on July 21, 2022, at 10:30 CET and will be held in Portuguese.
The involvement of people from the community in the prison environment - through Volunteer Service Organisations - can introduce opportunities for social participation, strengthen social ties, and can also reinforce the rehabilitation efforts conducted by prison services to prepare the sentenced person's return to a penalty of deprivation of liberty to society.
The Portuguese Directorate-General for Reinsertion and Prison Services and Aproximar, Social Solidarity Cooperative invite you to the final event, where new Resources for the Training of VSO that work inside prisons will be presented.
Registration is free, but limited to the number of seats available.