Austrian Policy on Risk-oriented probation service

In Austria, the implementation of probationary services is carried out by a private organisation, NEUSTART.

Since 1957, NEUSTART works in the field of social work close to judiciary, of support for offenders (probationary services, post-prison aid (after-care-service)), of help for victims, and of prevention. Since 1995, interests of victims are being increasingly taken care of in form of a separate service, victim-offender mediation. Employing roughly 1,600 full-time and voluntary workers, NEUSTART is one of the largest employers in the social sector in Austria. The organisation is represented all over Austria.