A - DESCRIPTION OF THE GOOD PRACTICE
The Working Partnership Resohelp of Diakonisches Werk, Local Committee Hannover - registered society
A well-established contact point for ex-prisoners and in Hannover, Resohelp has been working for more than 40 years on counselling and supporting delinquents, sentenced prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families to gain social rehabilitation and reintegration. Resohelp offers extensive information and support on managing the various issues encountered by the target group, which range from the prevention of detention, flat-hunting, and allowance of claims all the way through debt counselling and other individual problems.
Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
Field of activity
Q Human health and social work activities
- To address legal or financial exclusion
- To enable adaptation to new realities
- To improve social cohesion/inclusion
End date (if applicable)
Resohelp offers exhaustive advice/counselling for prisoners/offenders and their families.
Health and social care
Helping (ex-)prisoners reintegrate within the community and develop social skills, such as self-responsibility, self-care, and social responsibility
Advice/counselling, acting as agency for clients and the Public Prosecution Service (e.g. on adjustment of fines), supporting the clients on flat-hunting/cancellation and other legal and administrative formalities
In 2012 and 2013, Resohelp has been giving support to about 500 cases/year.
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