Field Work

Neostart also undertakes certain activities across the city of Belgrade in accordance with the needs of prisoners. Field work revolves largely around going to the formal institutions where criminals are held and providing support, particularly for those convicted criminals who have received long sentences and are likely to have difficulties readjusting to the flow of daily life. In addition to visits to the prison facilities themselves, field work includes visits to health authorities, the trials of clients, and all other institutions which may provide a useful service to those in prison. Visits to the families of the convicted are also made in advance of a prisoner’s release in the interest of preparing them to reintegrate the prisoner into their lives and to offer them support in the post-penal period.