Breaking Free Group was invited by the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) to present at their 2nd Correctional Research Symposium, held in Prague.
Dr Sarah Elison-Davies, Research Director at Breaking Free Group, presented clinical outcomes from the evaluation of our Breaking Free from Substance Use (Justice) programme in UK prisons. Her presentation also explained the approach taken to evaluating these outcomes, which was informed by the UK Medical Research Council’s framework for developing and evaluating complex interventions.
Sarah commented: “The ICPA Conference was a great opportunity for us to learn about some of the research currently being conducted in correctional settings across the world, and to share experiences and best-practice with colleagues in the criminal justice sector. It was particularly encouraging to meet other people who, like us, are working hard to implement and evaluate digital technologies that can support the rehabilitation of the offender population.”
During the conference, Breaking Free’ Group’s latest research was published in the ICPA’s journal, Advancing Corrections. This new publication highlights the increasingly important role of digital technologies in offender rehabilitation.