Since 1957, NEUSTART has been working in the area of justice-related social work, criminal offenses assistance (probation service, prisoner's release), victim assistance and prevention.
With around 1,500 full-time and volunteer employees, NEUSTART is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the social economy in Austria.
Since its inception in 1973 the Institute has been a platform for critical analysis of law and control. The interdisciplinary research teams focus on different aspects of regulating deviance and on the uses of law in social processes. The working results address an academic audience as well as the general public and those institutions subjected to critical scrutiny.
Header photo by Lukas Meier