The State Department and the Department of Justice representatives visit Georgia’s first Halfway House facility (June 20)

halfwayOn Monday, June 20, the State Department’s Assistance Coordinator for Europe and Eurasia Alina Romanowski and the Department of Justice’s Regional Director for Eurasia from the Office of Prosecutorial Development and Training Catherine Newcombe visited Georgia’s first Halfway House facility in Gldani.  The facility has been opened for three years and is officially called the Limited Liberty Center.  It is equivalent to a transitional facility in the United States for individuals making the transition from prison life to being released back into the community.  The U.S. Embassy’s Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement is pleased to support this type of alternative to incarceration with advisory support and equipment for in-facility vocational training.  The Ministry of Corrections and Probation plans to transform the Halfway House into a reentry center, possibly to include a work-release program