Improving Mental Health Care of Persons Detained in Georgia
The council of Europe will assist the Georgian authorities to improve treatment of the inmates suffering with the mental disorders. The Project started In January 2018 and will last for 18 months, until the end of June 2019. Development of mental health services in prison, guided by a systematic approach and revised legislative framework together with the capacity raising of the related personal is the way to achieve the settled goals.
Wide range of activities is envisaged to achieve the objective of the project and to strengthen the human rights observation and the rule of law in treatment of prisoners with mental health problems in Georgia. Other goals of the project are to improve the identification and management of prisoners with mental health problems and support inmates in crisis and to support the programmes for the offenders and increase the knowledge of the more specialized staff to enable them to provide psychological support to the inmates.
The project will be implemented with the close partnership with the Ministry of Corrections, The Ministry of Internal Affairs, the office of public defender and the civil society actors.