We create and deploy rehabilitation tools and programs that help penal system professionals and effectively reduce recidivism.
“A systematic resettlement programme should form an integral part of the penal system. In this way, it will encompass both criminal policy, and social policy issues. The focus should be on reducing the recidivism rate, making it possible for the ex-offenders to pursue a life without crime. Policy should take into account the ex-offenders treatment in prison, education and employment potential, as well as the safety of the public and the social integration of the ex-offender (reabilitação, transition management, school, vocational training, housing, Cuidados de Saúde, drug use, behaviour problems, social exclusion…).” ExOcop Report, 2011.
Since the 90’s, there has been an increasing interest for the expressions of effectiveness and value for money. Instrumental in this respect are evidence-based programmes and interventions, mostly based on the Risk/Needs/Responsivity model and on manualized programmes.
A growing number of correctional services use standardized tools for offender allocation, risk assessment, parole decision, etc. Research has proven that once professional’s discretion is assisted by these tools, practice tends to become more rigorous and effective in reducing recidivism.
Using our international experience in this field and counting on the collaboration of our network of prison experts, we are able to undertake the design and implementation of programmes on:
- Basic education and professional skills;
- “My guide to freedom” portfolio;
- A justiça restaurativa;
- Peer mentoring;
- ”Return to family”;
- Job/employers involvement;
- Entrepreneurship promotion;
- Pre and post release services;
- Healthy behavior and health promotion;
- Sex offending, addictions, driving offending and juvenile care.