Tsovinar Tadevosyan, Head of the Department of Social, Psychological and Legal Affairs of the Central Body of the Penitentiary Service of the RA Ministry of Justice
Nare Hovhannisyan, President of “Center for Legal Initiatives” NGO
The organization of social-psychological activities in the penitentiary institutions of Armenia is still problematic. The registered problems are related to the lack of necessary conditions for the effective organization of the mentioned works: insufficient number of specialists, insufficient working conditions, salary, lack of professional tools, methodological guidelines, insufficient trainings, etc. Meanwhile, the proper performance of the mentioned activities is of great importance from the point of view of the resocialization of imprisoned persons, the principles of which are fixed both in the strategies of the judicial, penal and probation fields.