Centre for Civic Education (CCE) is again launching the action of collecting books to enrich the library of the Institute for the Execution of Criminal Sanctions (ZIKS). The action will last until 25 April 2019, when citizens and legal entities wishing to donate books can do so in the CCE premises (Blv. Svetog Petra Cetinjskog 96), every working day from 08h00 to 17h00 or during street actions in Podgorica – on 6 April on the Roman Square and on 20April on the plateau in front of the National Library “Radosav Ljumović” from 11h00 to 13h00.
This action is part of the project “Alternative sanctions – from punishment to reintegration” aimed at contributing to the improvement and protection of human and minority rights in Montenegro through the active participation of civil society organizations. More specifically, the project is directed at strengthening of the capacities of competent authorities to improve the quality of respect for fundamental rights of persons deprived of liberty in Montenegro and cooperation of civil society organizations and competent authorities in valorizing alternative sanction mechanisms as more active contribution to respect for fundamental rights of persons deprived of liberty in Montenegro.
By conducting this action, the CCE wants to influence the change of the paradigm of alternative criminal sanctions, resocialization and reintegration of prisoners. Therefore, the CCE volunteers will inform interested citizens about the criminal sanctions systems, with focus on alternative sanctions. The renewal of the ZIKS’s library fund will help those who are serving prison sentences to improve the quality of their life, i.e. to acquire some new knowledge under these conditions and to spend more time eventfully, what could consequently have the effect of reducing recidivism and improving re-socialization of persons deprived of their liberty.
The project “Alternative sanctions – from punishment to reintegration” is implemented by the CCE in cooperation with the Institute for Legal Studies (ILS), with the support of the Ministry of Justice of the Government of Montenegro.
Tamara Milaš, CCE Programme Associate