Getting Out and Staying Out: Results of the Prisoner Resettlement Pathfinders

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Short-term prisoners have exceptionally high reconviction rates, fuelled by major social problems. Growing recognition of this, and of deficiencies in prison-probation coordination, has accelerated 'resettlement' of ex-prisoners up the penal agenda. The 'Resettlement Pathfinders' tested several new partnership-based approaches. This report evaluates three probation-led projects which combined practical assistance with interventions to improve motivation and capacity to change. Their key feature was the delivery ...

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Overview

Short-term prisoners have exceptionally high reconviction rates, fuelled by major social problems. Growing recognition of this, and of deficiencies in prison-probation coordination, has accelerated 'resettlement' of ex-prisoners up the penal agenda. The 'Resettlement Pathfinders' tested several new partnership-based approaches. This report evaluates three probation-led projects which combined practical assistance with interventions to improve motivation and capacity to change. Their key feature was the delivery of a cognitive-motivational programme ('FOR - A Change') specially designed for short-termers.The study found this produced significant changes in attitude, as well as greater 'continuity' (voluntary post-release contact between offenders and project staff) than previous approaches. It also found evidence of association between continuity and reduced reconviction. Overall, the findings support resettlement strategies based on fostering and nurturing offenders' motivation to change, facilitating access to services, and 'through the gate' contact with staff or volunteers with whom a relationship has already been built.The research offers findings and insights of practical value to probation and prison officers, as well as staff of other agencies that work with prisoners and ex-prisoners. The report should also be read by penal policy-makers, criminology/criminal justice academics and students, and those engaged in staff training.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861348173
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • Publication date: 4/26/2006
  • Series: Researching Criminal Justice Series
  • Pages: 116
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Anna Clancy, Community Safety Unit, National Assembly for Wales, Kirsty Hudson, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, Mike Maguire, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, Richard Peake, Criminology and Sociological Studies, University of Hull, Peter Raynor, Department of Applied Social Sciences, University of Wales Swansea, Maurice Vanstone, Centre for Criminal Justice and Criminology , University of Wales Swansea and Jocelyn Kynch, No current affiliation

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction : prisoner resettlement and the pathfinders 1
2 The 'FOR - a change' programme and its delivery 15
3 Pre-release interventions : staff and offender perspectives 29
4 Post-release contact and services 45
5 Impact and outcome measures 57
6 Organisational and implementation issues 77
7 Conclusions 93
App Headings of the 13 sessions in the 'FOR - a change' programme
App Conversion of OGRS2 24-month predicted reconviction rates into 12-month predictions
App Prediction of reconvictions : OGRS2, OASys and CRIME-PICS II
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