The Breaking Free Health and Justice Interventions are two evidence-based treatment and recovery programmes for substance misuse and offending behaviour – Breaking Free Online and Pillars of Recovery – that have been developed specifically for use in prisons.
Allows the consistent and seamless delivery of effective psychosocial interventions between custody and community settings
Approved by NOMS as an Effective Regime Intervention (PSO 4350), with the online component accessed via Virtual Campus
Commissioned on a licence basis so there are no restrictions on the number of offenders that can be treated
Strengthens ‘through the gate’ provision as offenders can use Breaking Free Online in prison and the community post-release
Guides offenders to plan for their release and take positive steps to avoid relapse and overdose
Builds recovery capital through Pillars of Recovery, a fully manualised 12-session group and keyworking programme
Also available are separate versions of the Breaking Free Health and Justice Interventions that have been tailored to the specific needs of probation services. This also includes Staying Free, an Android and iOS smartphone app that gives offenders an effective relapse prevention toolkit on their release.
Use these downloads to learn more about the Breaking Free Health and Justice Interventions: