HIV Prevention, Testing and Treatment for Youth and Women in Conflict with the Law in Ukraine

HIV Prevention, Testing and Treatment for Youth and Women in Conflict with the Law in Ukraine

Project timeline: September, 2016 – September, 2019

Donor: Elton John AIDS Foundation

Granter: HealthRight International in partnership with the ICF “Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health”

Project goal Reducing incarceration in high-HIV-prevalence adult prisons (youth and women) and improving access to HIV testing and treatment for those in conflict with the law
Timeframe September, 2016 – September, 2019 (36 Months)
Implementing organization  HealthRight International in partnership with the ICF “Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health”
Implementation sites Six adolescent prisons (in Kovel, Militopol, Kremechuk, Dubno, Kuriagy, Pryluky); probation services in Kyiv, Chernihiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia regions; local AIDS Centers, local NGOs, local Centers of Social Services
Donor Elton John AIDS Foundation
Partners State Penitentiary Service of UkraineMinistry of Social Policy of Ukraine

UCDC

All-Ukrainian Public Center “Volunteer”

 

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

  1. Comprehensive case management, HIV prevention and testing for incarcerated, on probation, and at-risk youth and women.
  2. Reducing HIV risk behaviors and preventing recidivism to high-HIV-prevalence prisons.
  3. Trained and improved capacity for service providers to deliver case management, HIV prevention and testing, and recidivism risk reduction education.

 

EXPECTED PROJECT RESULTS

  1. 3000 of incarcerated, on probation, and at-risk youth and women engaged in the HIV prevention and recidivism risk reduction intervention.
  2. 2400 of incarcerated, on probation, and at-risk youth and women tested for HIV and referred for treatment, as needed.
  3. 1800 of incarcerated, on probation, and at-risk youth and women engaged in comprehensive case management.
  4. 220 of criminal justice, social service, health and NGO staff trained to prevention HIV.

 

PROJECT OUTCOMES

It is expected that the project will result in (1) improved capacity of 220 service providers to deliver case management, HIV prevention and testing, and recidivism risk reduction education; (2) improved HIV-related knowledge and intended behaviors among 2,600 youth and 300 women; (3) improved access for youth and women in conflict with the law and at risk to HIV-related services; (4) improved capacity of parents/caregivers to provide support; (5) buy in from stakeholders leading to improved implementation and sustainability.