Between 2014 - 2017, the Prison Service of the Czech Republic managed to successfully implement five pre-defined projects financed from Norway Grants in the total amount of CZK 65 million. The projects were directed to two areas:
- expansion of existing capacities for the treatment of convicts / reconstruction or construction of new facilities;
- and increasing the qualifications of the staff of the Prison Service of the Czech Republic / new intervention programmes for convicts and education of convicts before their release.
Although the implementation of the projects has been terminated, the activities that were implemented thanks to them continue for the next 5 years (duration of project sustainability). During the implementation of the projects, additional needs have emerged which will have been addressed by the Prison Service within the new programming period of the Norway Grants in the project named "Reducing convicts' risks through intervention programmes"