In the fight against delinquency, the prevention of recidivism is at the center of the objectives of the Toulouse Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Toulouse communities who wish to intensify their partnership.
Since 2017, more than 900 people subject to Community Service (TIG) and Unpaid Work (TNR) measures were welcomed in the services of Toulouse Métropole and the Toulouse town hall.
” This represents more than 56,600 hours of work carried out for the benefit of the two communities and making it possible to participate in the process of reintegration of the convicted person and for some to have a first contact with the world of work”, notes the town hall of Toulouse.
“These two measures are intended to punish the person by carrying out an activity for the benefit of society, in a restorative processto promote social integration and reduce the risk of recidivism,” explains the municipality.
A partnership to fight against recidivism of offenders in Toulouse
So that the competent communities receive people who have to carry out work of general interest or unpaid, a partnership has been set up with the Toulouse Public Prosecutor’s Officethe Penitentiary Service for Integration and Probation and the Judicial Protection of Youth.
Jean-Luc Moudenc, Mayor of Toulouse and President of Toulouse Métropole, and Samuel Vuelta Simon, Public Prosecutor, wanted to continue and intensify this partnership. In particular, they plan to diversify the positions offered and accommodate more minors as part of the reform of juvenile justice.
“Measures for educational purposes which must raise awareness”
” We wanted to intensify this partnershipin particular the reception, within the services of the Town Hall and the Metropolis, of minors subject to Community Service (TIG) and Unpaid Work (TNR) measures” indicates Jean-Luc Moudenc.
“Whether they are ordered as a penalty (TIG) or as an alternative (TNR), these works for the benefit of the community are educational measures that must raise awareness among the people who contribute to it. These measures are therefore educational, useful for the community, egalitarian and, very often, rewarding for those who benefit from them”, underlines Samuel Vuelta Simon, public prosecutor of Toulouse.