Pictora is an innovative 'not for profit' Social Enterprise, bringing the therapeutic value of offender art together with the practical creativity of entrepreneurship and business enterprise skills, in order to support offenders in prison, "Through the Gate", and back into society.
Pictora is reducing reoffending by engagement in arts and entrepreneurship through social enterprise.
"Art is what we do when we are truly alive"
Contact: Robert Morrall
Resocializacijas un Integracijas Asociacija
Resocialization and Integration Association (RIA) is a Christian fellowship organisation dealing with ex-offenders through its community centres. RIA is an umbrella organisation for five independent charity organisations which provide support for people in crisis situation, mainly ex-offenders, former inmates, persons suffering from various addictions (alcohol, drugs, gambling), homeless persons and any other kind of marginalized individuals whom cannot adopt into regular social life.
RIA through its member organisations provides everyday support to these persons and by various tools, to help them reintegrate back into social life and labour market. Currently altogether the RIA member organisations provide everyday support to approximately 150 – 200 persons per day, giving them overnight accommodation possibilities, food and training opportunities. All these activities are purely financed by donations and individual projects.
Contact: Nora Skara
Panevezio Pataisos Namai
The Panevezys Correction House is the only of Lithuania’s 11 penal institutions enforcing custodial sentences imposed on female offenders. At present, an average of 300 inmates serve their term here, including women raising their children under the age of three years in the Mothers and babies unit.
Educational opportunities and social rehabilitation programmes are being provided in the institution in order to help inmates to better prepare for life after release.
Contact: Loreta Skrickiene
Associação Humanidades is a private, non for profit organisation aimed at social inclusion of disadvantaged groups, mainly youngsters and children.
Associação Humanidades develops an integrated approach to social problems based on innovative and flexible methodologies that promote empowerment of agents and learning facilities and resources that support educational and sociocultural activities contributing to the promotion of quality of life, equality of opportunities and equity between individuals and territories.
Contact: Isabel Lopes