House of Recovery Twente

House of Recovery Twente

House of Recovery Twente (in Dutch: Huis van Herstel) is an open detention facility in Almelo, the Netherlands. The facility was established in 2021 and is currently in a pilot phase that will last until 2026. It operates under the jurisdiction of the Custodial Institutions Agency of The Netherlands. Within the House of Recovery Twente, there is a strong emphasis on cross-domain cooperation with various network partners. The partners are the prison of Almelo, the three probation organizations and the fourteen municipalities of the Twente region. These partners extend beyond traditional law enforcement agencies and include organizations capable of providing care and other contributions to support the rehabilitation of individuals, their social networks, victims, and society as a whole.

about

The target group of House of Recovery are adult men in detention for any categories of offenses. However, the facility has a procedure for placement that includes specific criteria. Firstly, individuals must be nearing the end of their prison sentence, regardless of its length. Over 80% of the individuals in the target group have sentences that are shorter than four months. Additionally, applicants must either currently reside in or express a desire to live in the Twente region. Moreover, individuals who have a complex and multilayered issue or needs that necessitate guidance are given priority for placement. Furthermore, applicants must demonstrate motivation to actively engage in reintegration and personal development. Lastly, a crucial requirement is the willingness to take accountability for one’s actions.

about

The target group of House of Recovery are adult men in detention for any categories of offenses. However, the facility has a procedure for placement that includes specific criteria. Firstly, individuals must be nearing the end of their prison sentence, regardless of its length. Over 80% of the individuals in the target group have sentences that are shorter than four months. Additionally, applicants must either currently reside in or express a desire to live in the Twente region. Moreover, individuals who have a complex and multilayered issue or needs that necessitate guidance are given priority for placement. Furthermore, applicants must demonstrate motivation to actively engage in reintegration and personal development. Lastly, a crucial requirement is the willingness to take accountability for one’s actions.

about

The target group of House of Recovery are adult men in detention for any categories of offenses. However, the facility has a procedure for placement that includes specific criteria. Firstly, individuals must be nearing the end of their prison sentence, regardless of its length. Over 80% of the individuals in the target group have sentences that are shorter than four months. Additionally, applicants must either currently reside in or express a desire to live in the Twente region. Moreover, individuals who have a complex and multilayered issue or needs that necessitate guidance are given priority for placement. Furthermore, applicants must demonstrate motivation to actively engage in reintegration and personal development. Lastly, a crucial requirement is the willingness to take accountability for one’s actions.

House of Recovery Twente is a:

Open detention facility

for:

29 PEOPLE,
Men

Indicated principles:

Differentiated, Small-scale

House of Recovery Twente is a:

Open detention facility

for:

29 PEOPLE,
Men

Indicated principles:

Differentiated, Small-scale

House of Recovery Twente is a:

Open detention facility

for:

29 PEOPLE,
Men

Indicated principles:

Differentiated, Small-scale

Visited during the wish-eu project

House of Recovery is located in the municipality of Almelo. Almelo has about 73 972 inhabitants (2023) and is situated in the middle of the countryside of the Twente region. The facility is located slightly apart from the city of Almelo, on the edge of an industrial estate. Despite that it is surrounded by a green environment, it stands as the only building on the road, with some other houses on the other side of the road. To get there, you have to pass the prison of Almelo and some other larger company buildings.

Visited during the wish-eu project

House of Recovery is located in the municipality of Almelo. Almelo has about 73 972 inhabitants (2023) and is situated in the middle of the countryside of the Twente region. The facility is located slightly apart from the city of Almelo, on the edge of an industrial estate. Despite that it is surrounded by a green environment, it stands as the only building on the road, with some other houses on the other side of the road. To get there, you have to pass the prison of Almelo and some other larger company buildings.

Visited during the wish-eu project

House of Recovery is located in the municipality of Almelo. Almelo has about 73 972 inhabitants (2023) and is situated in the middle of the countryside of the Twente region. The facility is located slightly apart from the city of Almelo, on the edge of an industrial estate. Despite that it is surrounded by a green environment, it stands as the only building on the road, with some other houses on the other side of the road. To get there, you have to pass the prison of Almelo and some other larger company buildings.

House of Recovery Twente

Report House of Recovery Twente

This report is still under review.

Visit

Visited by RJN, vzw De Huizen and FARAPEJ (03-11-2022)

House of Recovery Twente

Report House of Recovery Twente

This report is still under review.

Visit

Visited by RJN, vzw De Huizen and FARAPEJ (03-11-2022)

House of Recovery Twente

Report House of Recovery Twente

This report is still under review.

Visit

Visited by RJN, vzw De Huizen and FARAPEJ (03-11-2022)

"Shaping the future, a 1000 originals

Small-scale, differentiated and community-integrated facilities can be found in many European countries. There is not one, but a thousand detention houses. As part of the two-year WISH-EU Project, Prison Insider developed an interactive map that visualizes a database of detention facilities from various European regions. Throughout this European-funded project, we identified and visited over 40 good practices that apply one or more of the following principles: small-scale, differentiation and community-integration. Since then, RESCALED has continued to identify and visit practices whose stories can inspire us to drive systemic change. We have further developed the map to include various filters and detailed reports so you can get to know these inspirational practices!

"Shaping the future, a 1000 originals

Small-scale, differentiated and community-integrated facilities can be found in many European countries. There is not one, but a thousand detention houses. As part of the two-year WISH-EU Project, Prison Insider developed an interactive map that visualizes a database of detention facilities from various European regions. Throughout this European-funded project, we identified and visited over 40 good practices that apply one or more of the following principles: small-scale, differentiation and community-integration. Since then, RESCALED has continued to identify and visit practices whose stories can inspire us to drive systemic change. We have further developed the map to include various filters and detailed reports so you can get to know these inspirational practices!