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Life changed with drug-addiction
Life changed with drug-addiction
23 April 2018

61-year old Amiran is a driver, having been employed on the cargo transport in Russian during years, having high salary and earning sufficient income for the family. Though, later as the result was drug-addiction has changed everything. He returned to Georgia, where due to his bad habit, family conflict became were frequent, which was also added by a heavy disease of his son. For covering his medical expenses he was forced to sell the house, remaining homeless, though failing to save his son’s life.

How could family manage rehabilitation after imprisonment?
How could family manage rehabilitation after imprisonment?
20 April 2018

The family is socially unprotected. Zurab (name is conditional) has a wife and two minor children. For searching incomes for the family he has left for Turkey, though due to health state he failed to work physically and returned back home. His health problem started during his imprisonment period.    After being released from prison, he has undergone treatment and became healthier, though he still has difficult with physical work, therefore he cannot perform all types of work.

Crime for assisting the family
Crime for assisting the family
16 April 2018

Project for supporting former inmates has been implemented in four regions of Georgia more than a year. Former inmates, inmates’ families and probationers are applying rehabilitation service. Huge interest and involvement of beneficiaries towards employment and self-employment programs is expressed in the fact that it considers supporting launching of the enterprises through their employment in various private companies and their own companies with small grants.

New Platform in Khobi and Senaki Municipalities
New Platform in Khobi and Senaki Municipalities
2 April 2018

At the web-sites of Khobi and Senaki Municipalities, an instruction was placed upon the persons authorized to refer the petition and the ways of filling in the petition. 

Former Inmate – Successful Bee-keeper
Former Inmate – Successful Bee-keeper
30 March 2018

Visiting the Todua Family in Samegrelo a head of the family met in his usual style, observing bee hives, organizing them and working silently, as if communicating with the insects.  As he noticed the guests he gave a business and invited us for introducing with his favorite activity.   

Life of inmate's family
Life of inmate's family
21 March 2018

With the purpose of rehabilitation of former inmates, inmates' family members and probationers the project foresees supporting beneficiaries' employment and self-employment.

Refusal to citizens’ petition
Refusal to citizens’ petition
16 March 2018

Bringing the Local Regulation in compliance with the regulation by the Government of Georgia, limiting application of public spaces and lack of green coverage – were main arguments, due to which the initiators requested proposing amendments in the Regulation

Everyone makes a mistake once in a lifetime
Everyone makes a mistake once in a lifetime
15 March 2018

42 year-old Koba Pipia is living together with the family in the village Chkhvaleri, Tsalenjikha. He has old-aged parents and two sons. He started working on wooden items after graduation from school together with grandfather, therefore he has not mastered any profession so far. Currently, being unemployed with production and realization of wooden items

Former inmates' Jewelry workshop
Former inmates' Jewelry workshop
1 March 2018

After release from prison they have arranged a small workshop, having purchased working tools and returning to the old business. With the support of Institute of Democracy project on Strengthening Former Inmates they purchased enamel oven.

Problem of employing former inmates
Problem of employing former inmates
28 February 2018

Why do former inmates choose self-employment and why do the individuals released from custody have difficulty in getting employed? 

There are many preventative factor, the social worker working on rehabilitation and re-socialization of the former inmates say that they have difficulty to employ former inmates either in state or non-state sector.