Need & Relevency
Since the major contrubuting factor to the soaring rates of crime and recidivism is the inability of former convicted offenders to get their lives restarted upon release. Participants have an average primary level education; nearly a third are illiterate. In addition to their addictions remaining untreated, many former offenders upon release are unable to find gainful employment and reestablish a functional family environment. Dependence on welfare systems, relapse into substance abuse and a return to criminal activities are common results. In the year 2004 Prison Fellowship India - Karnataka Committee, Bangalore put up the Project entitled "Manorama Drug De-addiction & Rehabilitation Centre (MDDARC)", under the principle that violence, if preventable, should be a public health issue. Through the community building and direct service provision for the needs of former offenders in breaking their repetitive cycle of drugs, criminal behaviours and violence, goal is to reduce crime without doing further harm. Manorama Drug De-addiction & Rehabilitation Centre (MDDARC) operates with a dedicated staff - some of whom are former offenders, and provides an integrated service delivery network extensively enhanced by the community-building model.
The outcome for the Project has so far been considerable as it could inculcate improved self esteem and self confidence in their own abilities and future prospects; a greater commitment to learn or work other than simply relying on hand-outs; and a greater inclusion in their feeling of belonging to society on reintegration. It is premature to comment on the reduction in re-offending that this project may have contributed to, as we are still around 9 years in existence had been doing Rehabilitation at various means & different ways and now exclusively but, Our experience however short it may be, indicates that we have enabled the residents to identify other options for their life other than re-offending.
Evaluation incorporates a plan that tracks how fast the inmates get reintegrated into the community and how many of them are able to set up independent carrier / employment and whether they are less likely to commit new offences. These outcome data can be crucial not only to evaluate the program strengths and identify the areas of program operations that need improvement but also helpful to persuade funding sources to continue to support the program.
EXPENSE IN IRS.
EXPENSE IN IRS.
|Precious Children Home||42%||2,57,334||30,88,007|
|Prisoners/ Families/ Victims Exp.||30%||1,83,810||22,05,720|