6 Welfare support

In cooperation with the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, the Ministry of Justice has been making special adjustments in correctional institutions and probation offices so that elderly inmates or inmates with disabilities who have no suitable place to return to can receive appropriate welfare services such as nursing care, medical care, and pension promptly after their release. This initiative requires effective cooperation with welfare-related organizations, etc., and is centered on support centers for settlement established by each prefecture under the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare's Community Settlement Promotion Project. Under this initiative, the support to the inmates is provided in cooperation between criminal justice agencies and welfare authorities.