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The European Union Delegation to Trinidad and Tobago has provided grant funding to local non- governmental organisation, Vision on Mission, to expand its Prisoner Pre-release and Resettlement Programme.
Vision on Mission (VoM) was selected based on its existing work with ex-offenders and returned citizens in partnership with the Prison Service/Ministry of National Security.
The two year project is expected to expand the organisation's existing programme. The activities will include:
This project, which is expected to result in a reduction of recidivism rates among ex-offenders who participate in the programme, complements other Human Rights projects supported by the EU over the last 3 years. These projects are in the following areas: research on death penalty; support to single fathers struggling to maintain care and contact with their children due to perceived inequalities in the court system; and the promotion of human rights and gender equality, with special attention to mitigating violence, legal discrimination, bullying and homelessness related to sexual orientation.