Rehabilitation programme for Kordin inmates renewed

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Caritas Malta together with the Ministry for Internal Affairs and the Correctional Services Agency have renewed the contract of cooperation with regards to the rehabilitation of residents addicted to drugs.

Director of Caritas Malta, Anthony Gatt, said that the developments in the fight against drugs at the Correctional Facility in Kordin, through the rehabilitation services, have helped countless prisoners to find their bearing in society without the need to resort back to drugs. The programme led by Caritas Malta is called ‘Prison Inmates Programme’ and costs around a €1 million over the period of three years.

Gatt thanked Minister Michael Farrugia and the prison director for their collaboration in fulfilling the purpose of the rehabilitation programme.

Minister Micheal Farrugia said that programmes like these continue to strengthen the rehabilitation of residents. He explained that more discussions will be held soon in order to facilitate the lives of residents when they leave prison and are looking for a job. Farrugia sad that the rehabilitation programme is currently helping 14 persons, and throughout the past five years has been of support to 152.

The agreement was signed by the Permanent Secretary Kevin Mahoney, the CEO of the Corrective Facility Agency Colonel Alexander Dalli, Caritas Malta Director Anthony Gatt and Caritas Malta Treasurer Ritianne Cassar.