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CLAP – Project

CLAP – Convicts Liberty Aid Project is a response to the harsh reality of a convict facing the first days of liberty. If these days are not well prepared in advance, the risk or returning in prison is so much higher. CLAP aims at assisting the preparation of these days by offering a set of tools to the prison workers and inmates, but more important offer these actors the chance to negotiate and reach a common point in their work, so every intervention is as personalized as possible.

The CLAP tools – The Dialogical Communication and Intervention Toolkit (for prison workers) and My ComPASS Reintegration Guide (for inmates) – are developed together with their intended users: the consortium will only provide opportunity (by meetings and training) and means (framework of the tools, website, virtual platform for communication, logistics).

The Dialogical Communication and Intervention Toolkit is a collection of instruments developed for and with the educators and social workers from penitentiaries, to facilitate and improved dialogue with inmates, based on the needs identified by the workers themselves. Will comprise tools, games, stories, dialogical methods(David Bohm) to be used with inmates in preparing the release de-tense stressful situation, stop conflict and other risk situations. Will be available in printed and electronic format, in English, Romanian, Polish, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian and Maltese language.

My ComPASS Reintegration Guide will be developed by the penitentiary workers using the Toolkit, together with the inmates, with assistance from the consortium members. The Guide will be available in printed and electronic format, in English, Romanian, Polish, Finnish Greek,Hungarian and Maltese language.

We foresee a large impact, at EU level, since we involve the end users  in development and dissemination, and use their communication networks to spread the tools.