SOLD CONFERENCE APRIL 2022; I WISH I COULD BE BACK IN PRISON! COMMUNITY-BASED SUPPORT FOR OFFENDERS WITH COMMUNICATION SUPPORT NEEDS

This conference highlighted the challenges faced by people with Communication Support Needs (CSN) after release from prison or a non-custodial alternative. We explored what best practice in community support looks like and how policy and practice might be developed to improve services and reduce offending.

The report from the conference describes how, without support, people with CSN are at increased risk of struggling to manage daily living and deal with issues that may have led to offending, and subsequently may be at higher risk of reoffending. It outlines how we drew upon the Good Lives Model, to focus on some key areas that are fundamental to achieving a fulfilling life. It also indicates how the conference theme fitted well with some key concerns for Justice policy.

The report summarises the inputs from key speakers including those with lived experience; the Scottish Government; Community Justice Scotland; Social Work Scotland; Lord Justice Clerk. It also sets out what delegates said worked well in each of the key areas.
You can download the report here – Conference-Report-wish-I-could-be-back-in-prison

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