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ERIC Number: EJ1017920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Some Essential Environmental Ingredients for Sex Offender Reintegration
Boer, Douglas P.
International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, v8 n3-4 p8-11 2013
Until the systematic work on the Good Lives Model (GLM) produced by Tony Ward, not a great deal of conceptual structure existed to provide sex offender treatment specialists with a theoretical underpinning for their work in helping offenders develop a better life as a way to prevent reoffending. However, the work of Ward and colleagues initially focussed more attention to making treatment more effective, with less attention devoted to applications of the GLM to the reintegration of sexual offenders into the community. It is the contention of this article that expanding the focus of reintegration planning so that it includes the recognition of ingredients in the offender's environment that support reintegration will make that process more effective and hopefully thus help to reduce reoffending. The basic environmental ingredients essential to effective community reintegration discussed in this article fit well with the general GLM model and apply to all sex offenders, including both adults and juveniles, and include the elements of support, occupation, accommodation, programs, and plans (SOAPP). It is acknowledged that these are but a subset of the protective factors relevant to effective community reintegration, but these are nevertheless some of the essential ingredients, in the author's view, for helping to ensure a "Good Life."
Descriptors: Criminals, Sexual Abuse, Rehabilitation, Recidivism, Prevention, Intervention, Adults, Juvenile Justice, Risk, Resilience (Psychology), Social Support Groups, Occupations, Program Content, Planning
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site: http://www.baojournal.com/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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