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2 Halfway houses
Halfway houses are private institutions that provide various aids such as accommodation, meals, employment support, and counseling and advice for probationers/parolees or those who receive urgent aftercare of discharged offenders, mainly entrusted by probation offices.
As of April 1, 2006, there were 101 halfway houses nationwide (89 facilities for males, 7 facilities for females, and 5 facilities for both), with a capacity of 2,274 persons (1,808 male adults, 298 male juveniles, 120 female adults, and 48 female juveniles) (Source: The Rehabilitation Bureau, Ministry of Justice).
Fig. 2-5-3-2 shows the percent ratio of inmates released from penal institutions in 2005, by planned place after their release.
Fig. 2-5-3-2 Percent ratio of released inmates by planned place after their release (2005)
Each halfway house has made efforts to enhance its treatment function, such as introducing Social Skills Training (SST) and education on the harmful effects of alcoholic drinks and drugs. In FY2005, 40 halfway houses implemented SST and 24 implemented education on the harmful effects of alcoholic drinks and drugs (Source: The Rehabilitation Bureau, Ministry of Justice).