This report is about the initiatives launched by the Danish Prison and Probation Service to reduce re-offending. It is the task of the Prison and Probation Service to implement the sanctions imposed on offenders by the courts, and at the same time support and motivate offenders through personal and social development to live as law-abiding citizens.
The objective of the examination has been to assess the initiatives launched by the Prison and Probation Service to reduce re-offending, including the effectiveness of the cooperation between the institutions under the Department of Prisons and Probation and between these institutions and the municipalities. The report also examines whether the Department of Prisons and Probation evaluates the effectiveness of activities launched.
Rigsrevisionen took the initiative to the examination in October 2010.
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