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Drug Crime Offender Guidance Program

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Drug correction model verified by science

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of America pointed out that the combination of criminal justice sanctions and drug abuse therapy can reduce drug addiction and criminal acts. Regarding confinement cases related to drug issues, inmates will accept drug abuse therapy in the prison and therapy will be continued after their release. It can reduce their criminal behaviors. The therapy positioned under the criminal justice will be prepared to be operated as a community therapy center to reduce the risk of relapse and related crimes.

According to the 13 therapeutic guidelines amended with reference to criminal cases by NIDA in 2014, the Agency of Correction announced the “Scientifically Proven Drug Abusers Correction Project” on December 5, 2017.


  1. To help correction objects to enhance the motive and will of withdrawing from addiction.
  2. To help correction objects to observe the affecting factors of drug addiction and addiction cessation. Their self-efficacy will also be promoted to develop their capabilities of problem solving and adaptation to frustration to prevent them from becoming addicts again.
  3. To consolidate case management to provide correction objects with the resources appropriate to their needs
  4. To enhance family support scheme to consolidate the will of correction objects to cease addiction.
  5. To construct a four-sided linking mechanism with the labor administration, hygiene administration and social administration to complete the community tracking and counseling system to reduce the risk of correction objects backsliding into repeated drug abuse.

The counseling and correction of inmates with drug abuse issues in our prison

  1. New inmate evaluation:
    1. Period of execution: 2 months within the period of acceptance of the new inmate.
    2. Goals: To enhance the understanding of drug correction and promote the will of accepting correction.
    3. Strategies for counseling:
      (1). Collecting data with “Evaluation of Inmate with Drug Abuse Issues” as references for the making of  individual correction plans
      (2). Extensive usage and promotion of the posters and pamphlets of inmates with drug abuse issues printed by our prison regarding “Scientifically Proven Drug Abusers Correction Project.”
  2. In-prison counseling:
    1. Period of execution: It depends on the length of the sentence.
    2. Goals:
      To enhance the inmates’ feelings of harms caused by drugs. Legal knowledge of drug abuse is prepared for the information of non-drug abusers to prevent them from drug abuse
    3. Strategies for counseling and course design:
      (1). Establishing diverse correction and detoxification classes: In each period, the courses include fundamental courses in seven aspects, intermediate group and individual counseling.
      (2).Enhancing family support schemes: Helping inmates to increase interactions with their families, repairing the relationship with their families, and consolidating parenting literacy to elevate family support.
      (3). Promoting common detox courses: Detox courses will be operated in one-to-one classes, lectures and speeches in collaboration with bar association, legal assistance groups, detox clinics and hospitals, professional counselors and volunteers.
  3. Pre-discharge counseling
    1. Period of execution: Depending on the length of sentence, it is divided into:
      (1).Sentence below 18 months: The pre-discharge counseling period will be three months before discharge
      (2).Sentence over 18 months (including 18 months): The pre-discharge counseling period will be six months before discharge.
    2. Goals: To construct a four-side link with the labor administration, hygiene administration and social administration to complete the community in linking with the functions of counseling.
    3. Counseling strategy and course design:
      (1).Collaborating with hygiene administration to enhance community linking measures
      (2).Collaborating with social administration to provide social welfare resources
      (3).Collaborate with labor administration to provide job placement services

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