The Spetse Hoeve

The Spetse Hoeve

The Spetse Hoeve was a former farm in Veelerveen, in the northern part of The Netherlands and is now a mental health institution. They offer help to people who face addiction problems and who have previously been in contact with the justice system or are currently in contact with it. Central to the institution is the slogan “working together for new opportunities” and the ROER idea, which refers to giving direction to one’s own life. Founded in 2015, the facility is part of the TerWille Foundation. 

In 1998, the Terwille Foundation was founded by five police officers who were confronted with many addiction problems during their work in the city of Groningen. They noticed a lack of assistance for this specific target group. Over the years, they have developed into a recognized mental health institution in the Netherlands, offering specialized care to people with addiction problems.

about

Since, officially, Spetse Hoeve is not a detention facility but a mental health institution, static security measures are rather low and the emphasis lies on relational security. Regular group conversations are held to encourage open communication and jointly discuss various house rules if certain difficulties arise within the home. As much responsibility as possible is given to the residents and efforts are made to create a family environment. This not only strengthens the residents’ sense of belonging, but also helps identify any concerns or problems that may arise within the facility. The humane approach recognizes the vulnerabilities and challenges of the residents and the staff works to address these needs on an individual basis.

about

Since, officially, Spetse Hoeve is not a detention facility but a mental health institution, static security measures are rather low and the emphasis lies on relational security. Regular group conversations are held to encourage open communication and jointly discuss various house rules if certain difficulties arise within the home. As much responsibility as possible is given to the residents and efforts are made to create a family environment. This not only strengthens the residents’ sense of belonging, but also helps identify any concerns or problems that may arise within the facility. The humane approach recognizes the vulnerabilities and challenges of the residents and the staff works to address these needs on an individual basis.

about

Since, officially, Spetse Hoeve is not a detention facility but a mental health institution, static security measures are rather low and the emphasis lies on relational security. Regular group conversations are held to encourage open communication and jointly discuss various house rules if certain difficulties arise within the home. As much responsibility as possible is given to the residents and efforts are made to create a family environment. This not only strengthens the residents’ sense of belonging, but also helps identify any concerns or problems that may arise within the facility. The humane approach recognizes the vulnerabilities and challenges of the residents and the staff works to address these needs on an individual basis.

The Spetse Hoeve is a:

Forensic care facility

for:

15 PEOPLE,
Men

Indicated principles:

Community-integrated, Differentiated, Small-scale

The Spetse Hoeve is a:

Forensic care facility

for:

15 PEOPLE,
Men

Indicated principles:

Community-integrated, Differentiated, Small-scale

The Spetse Hoeve is a:

Forensic care facility

for:

15 PEOPLE,
Men

Indicated principles:

Community-integrated, Differentiated, Small-scale

Visited during the wish-eu project

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!

Visited during the wish-eu project

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!

Visited during the wish-eu project

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!

Terwille Foundation

Report The Spetse Hoeve

This report is still under review.

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Visited by RJN (20-04-2023)

Terwille Foundation

Report The Spetse Hoeve

This report is still under review.

Visit

Visited by RJN (20-04-2023)

Terwille Foundation

Report The Spetse Hoeve

This report is still under review.

Visit

Visited by RJN (20-04-2023)

"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!