28 November, 2017

You are cordially invited to a presentation lecture on socially useful work, which will take place on 28 November at the premises of the Association EPEKA, Soc. Ent. Socially useful work, or work for the general benefit, means work for the benefit of the local community, humanitarian organisations and other organisations that carry out non-profit work.

It is an alternative to custodial imprisonment as an option in settlement or deferred prosecution proceedings. A person who has been convicted of an offence and fined may apply to the court to have the payment of the fine replaced by the performance of a specific task for the general benefit or for the benefit of the local authority. A sentence of imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, except in the case of an offence against sexual integrity, may also be enforced by the person performing work of general utility in lieu of imprisonment. The court shall decide on the execution of a sentence of imprisonment imposed in the manner indicated. The public prosecutor may also, with the consent of the injured party, suspend the prosecution if the suspect is willing to comply with the public prosecutor’s instructions and is willing to perform certain tasks to reduce or eliminate the harmful consequences of the offence. One of the tasks that the public prosecutor may impose is community service. The performance of community service, which is a substitute for the payment of a fine or imprisonment sentence by the court or is imposed by the public prosecutor, shall be prepared, managed and supervised by the social work centre competent under the social welfare legislation. We are preparing a lecture on community service for members of the Roma community, because their frequent financial hardship makes it more difficult for them to cope with the repayment of their sentences, and we would like to introduce you to an alternative option – community service.

The activity will take place from 17.00 to 19.30.

Participation is free of charge.

More information: epeka@epeka.si

EU Funds

The project is partly funded by the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities and the European Union through the European Social Fund. The operation is financed under the Operational Programme for the Implementation of the European Cohesion Policy 2014-2020, Priority Axis 9 “Social inclusion and reducing the risk of poverty”, Priority Investment 9.1 “Active inclusion, including the promotion of equal opportunities and active participation, and improving employability”, Specific Objective 9.1.2 “Empowering target groups to move towards the labour market”.

The Association EPEKA, Soc. Ent., is supported by: