Probation and Parole
Offender Rehabilitation and Support
A social welfare-type criminal policy to increase individual and public welfare and safety by promoting sound reentry of released prisoners into society and activities to efficiently prevent recidivism according to the Act on Probation, etc.
- A person to whom a criminal or protection disposition has been issued and for whom the protection for self-reliance and rehabilitation is deemed necessary
- Support through Korea Rehabilitation Agency and eight private corporations
Provision of accommodation and meals
- Provision of accommodation, meals, and clothing, support in the form of basic living costs, employment, and life guidance, and education to improve sociability for persons who have no friends or relatives to depend on and are subject to rehabilitation protection
- Direct or commissioned education to help the rehabilitation protection targets that are in need of vocational skills obtain licenses and qualifications required for employment considering their aptitudes and desired careers
- Establishing individual employment plans, implementing service by stage, such as vocational ability development, job placement, and support for continuous service, and providing stable jobs through the Hug Job Support Program
Support for business establishment
- Funding support for persons subject to rehabilitation protection that obtained the related license or have experience working in related fields and wish to establish a business with small capital (up to KRW 50 million)
- Offering rental housing at low costs to persons with dependents who are subject to rehabilitation protection in order to assist in restoration of family functions (through cooperation with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and Korea Land and Housing Corpration, up to 10 years)
Family Hope Project
- Providing family-unit integrated support, such as family counseling/camp, and mentoring service for children’s education to the families of people who are experiencing economic and psychological difficulties and are subject to rehabilitation protection
Psychological counseling and treatment
- Counseling by professionals, such as psychological inspection and personal counseling, about psychological problems experienced after release from prison
Education to improve sociability
- Program covering not only basic grounding for reentry into society, but also information on various administrative procedures necessary in everyday life, education on drug abuse, improvement of social adaptability through horticultural and art therapy, etc.
Mentoring and follow-up management
- Staff and protection committee members interviewing, communicating with, and visiting persons subject to rehabilitation protection to improve their family, residential, and friendship environments and encourage the practice of virtues
- Offering support in the form of medical treatment costs, emergency living expenses, and emergency aid to help persons subject to rehabilitation protection who are experiencing difficulties, such as a disease or unemployment, successfully lead a social life
- Providing other support necessary for self-reliance of the target persons, such as mediating admittance to social welfare facilities, re-registering a family register or resident registration, offering medical benefits, providing livelihood subsidies, improving familial environment, etc.