INDICE

1. SOCIAL SERVICES OF JUSTICE IN BREMEN______ l

THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROBATION SERVICE IN GERMANY: BACKGROUND AND
INFLUENCES ______________ l
THE WAY THE SOCIAL SERVICES OF JUSTICE IN BREMEN SEES ITS OWN WORK
ESPECIALLY WITH REGARD TO CRJME POLICY IN GENERAL _________ 2
ORGANIZATION, TASKS AND TUE PROCEDURE OF PROBATION SERVICE IN BREMEN____________ 3
MAINTASKS: COURT ASSISTANCE _____________ 6
MAIN TASKS: PROBATION SERVICE______________ 7
METHODS OF WORKJNG, DEALING WITH THE CLIENTELE AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE_______ 8
SKETCH OF THE SOCIAL BACKGROUND OF CLIENTS OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES
IN THE LAND BREMEN_________________________ 9
LEVEL OF INCOME_________________ 10
INDEBTEDNESS ________________________ 10
ADDICTION________________________________ 10
FOREIGN CLIENTELE OF THE PROBATION SERVICE _________11
APPROACHES FOR A STRUCTURAL IMPROVEMENT IN THE AREA OF SUPPORT
FOR OFFENDERS IN BREMEN____________________ 11

2. NETWORKING MODEL FOR LABOÜR RESETTLEMENT_________ 12

CHANCE'. PROGRAMME OF THE LAND BREMEN - SYSTEMATIC CARE FOR OFFENDERS WITH THE OVERALL AIM OF THEIR RE-INTEGRATION
INTO SOCIETY _____________________________ 12
JOB-HELP OFFICES AS AN ELEMENT OF THE WHOLE PROJECT______ 14

3. ALTERNATIVE MEASURES - THIRD SECTOR ACTION _______ 15

ALTERNATIVE MEASURES TO AVOID IMPRISONMENTS AND/ OR TO SHORTEN THE TERMS OF IMPRISONMENT IN THE LAND BREMEN_________ 16
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE _________________________________19
PROJECTS IN THE LAND BREMEN________________________ 20
AVOIDANCE OF IMPRISONMENT DEFAULT OF PAYMENT THROUGH PLACEMENT
OF OFFENDERS INTO COMMUNTTY SERVICE___________________ 22
THE PRACTICE THE „BRÜCKE" BREMEN _________________ 22
REDUCTION OF IMPRISONMENT THROUGH IMPRISONMENT IF DEFAULT OF PAYMENT ___________________________ 24
HOPPENBANK-EFS_________________________ 25
THE PROJECT "AVOIDANCE OF DETENTION" WHILE AWAITING TRIAL/ REDUCTION OF PRISON SENTENCES" _______________________ 25

4. OUTLOOK 25