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Overview of Guardianship System and Responsibilities

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Overview of Guardianship System and Responsibilities

The establishment of the adult guardianship system in our country took place on July 1, 1980, when the former Ministry of Judicial Administration was reorganized into the Ministry of Justice and the position of protector was created. Protectors are responsible for guiding and supervising the execution of protection and control measures. In addition, Article 64, Paragraph 2 of the Execution of Security Measures Act was amended to allow the Ministry of Justice to appoint guardians and designate prosecutors to supervise and execute protection and control affairs. This served as the basis for the establishment of the adult guardianship system in 1982.

Responsibilities of Guardianship Work:

Individuals under intensive observation and control:
Those under parole with supervised control
Those under probation with supervised control
Those under probation or deferred prosecution with community treatment
Individuals engaged in community service
Individuals subject to protection and control measures in lieu of other security measures
Execution Objectives:

Core cases involving high risk of reoffending are identified for intensive observation and control, including measures such as intensive supervision, frequent drug testing, electronic monitoring, and the establishment of a comprehensive community surveillance network in collaboration with local police stations, honorary guardians, and other resource networks.
Implementation of Graded Classification Treatment:

Individualized, scientific, and diversified treatment principles are applied to individuals under protection and control, providing:
Vocational guidance
Educational guidance
Family counseling
Social skills training
Legal counseling
Medical assistance
Enhancement of Case Counseling Functions:

Qualified and dedicated volunteers (honorary guardians) are recruited and trained to provide guidance and support in various guardianship tasks, with practical guidance and training programs implemented to enhance the effectiveness of judicial protection.
Implementation of Multiple Supervision Measures:

For individuals with a high risk of reoffending, guardians provide enhanced supervision and guidance, complemented by multiple supervisory measures involving local police stations and honorary guardians.
Strengthening of Service to the Public:

Services such as weekend reporting and written reporting are provided to facilitate the successful employment of individuals under protection and control.
Promotion of Legal Education:

Various crime prevention initiatives are undertaken, including summer youth crime prevention campaigns, anti-drug campaigns, anti-corruption and election bribery campaigns, and the promotion of policies through educational institutions, including internships in guardianship work at universities and colleges.
Implementation of Community Treatment:

Planning and execution of community treatment work, including probation, deferred prosecution with community service, compulsory labor, community service orders, and engagement in community service activities

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