W3 krami christina rosengren - Cooperation between the authorities of the Employment Service and the Prison and Probation Service in Sweden
Cooperation between the
authorities of the Employment
Service and the Prison and
Probation Service in Sweden
General information about the
• National Agreement since 2008
• National management group for cooperation since 2008
• Employment officers at each prison (51) and probation office (34).
In 2013 the Public Employment Service reserved the equivalent of
100 full time employment officers for the cooperation = 120
• 43 Vocational training courses at 35 of the 51 prisons as well as
preparatory courses in all the prisons (1-5 weeks)
• 25 Krami units in 21 cities
• Written guiding instructions to the staff in both authorities on how to
cooperate with the prisons and in the probation service.
• Krami is a cooperation, that started in the city of Malmö 1980,
between the Employment service, the Probation service and
the municipality ( social services).
• At least one employee from each organisation work together
in a joint locality in each of the cities involved.
• The main goals for Krami is to find, obtain and keep a job. To
live a life without crimes and to become self supporting.
• Krami works from a pedagogical method called the
Consequence pedagogy. The method is invented by Jens
Bay, Denmark in the middle of the 70’s.
• In Stockholm, Göteborg, Malmö and Uppsala there are
separate Krami for women.
* Krami for men as well
as Krami for women
Results from Krami survey
• A Krami survey was made in 2002 and an other one in
• Results from the 2012 survey;
- It is 1,43 times more likely to receive employment
taking part in Krami, compared to the control group
- it is 1.32 time less probable to relapse in crime
The findings in the survey of 2002 came more or less to
the same conclusions. In 2002 they also made a socio
economic study and found out the every crown put in
gave 17 back.