The article deals with problems of transition from Judicial Psychiatric Hospitals to Residences for the Implementation of Security Measures, which for a few years is happening in Italy. It proposes a qualitative research carried out on social workers about the strengths and weaknesses that have Rems for psychiatric offenders, both at a macro structural level to a micro context one. The results attest inter alia the need to work to implement integrated projects, targeted to the patient's social reintegration. They represent a framework largely in the making, that - in spite of the changing and substantial difficulties - expresses a need for the social operators to work in an integrated way aimed at developing a real patient empowerment.
Keywords: Malattia psichiatrica; Rems; carcere; salute; ricerca qualitativa; servizio sociale.