Community orders and the Mental Health Court pilot: a service user perspective of what constitutes a quality and effective intervention

Jane Winstone, Francis Pakes

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Abstract

Improving the quality and effectiveness of one-to-one work with offenders in order to reduce reoffending has become a stated aim of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). A strategy to achieve this, as the Probation Circular 10/2006 (NPS, 2006) states, is through offender engagement via effective consultation and involvement of offenders in developing services: ‘Involving offenders and ex-offenders in shaping the services which affect them is likely to lead to greater responsiveness to offenders’ needs and learning styles. This is an important factor in improving retention and completion rates.’
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRisk and rehabilitation
Subtitle of host publicationmanagement and treatment of substance misuse and mental health problems in the criminal justice system
EditorsAaron Pycroft, Suzie Clift
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherPolicy Press
Pages133-153
ISBN (Print)9781447300205 (hbk.), 9781447300212 (pbk.)
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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