White paper on crime 2012 Part2/Chapter5/Section5/2
Halfway houses are institutions that are commissioned, mainly by probation offices, to provide a variety of aid that includes accommodation, meals, employment support, and living guidance, etc. to probationers/parolees or those to receive urgent aftercare who have difficulty in becoming independent in a timely manner due to having no residence or no one to rely on. As of April 1, 2012 there were 104 houses nationwide (Source: The Rehabilitation Bureau, Ministry of Justice).
The number of persons newly entrusted to halfway houses in 2011 was 6,852, of whom 3,820 (55.8%) were parolees and 1,095 (16.0%) those who completed their term of sentence (Source: Annual Report of Statistics on Rehabilitation).