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Findings from the Offender Personality Disorder Pathway Programme Evaluation



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The Centre for Mental Health Research at the School of Health Science, City, University of London welcomes you to our next research seminar.

In 2012 the Ministry of Justice and NHS England launched the Offender Personality Disorder Programme. The programme was aimed at high risk offenders with personality disorder and was comprised of residential units based with prisons, medium and high secure hospitals as well as day services in the community and psychological input to probation services. The programme provides a range of services such as PD treatment, Psychologically Informed Planned Environments (PIPEs), and case formulation to address offenders’ needs. In 2014, the government commissioned a national evaluation of the male services which our team carried out. The evaluation had to establish i) whether the pathway was effective in reducing re-offending ii) whether it improved the psychological well-being and functioning of offenders iii) whether it was cost-effective.

The evaluation used a mixed methods approach.  Quantitative data from different criminal justice systems (probation, police, prison) was collated and linked. The data was then propensity scored matched, before an analysis was carried out comparing outcomes for those actively receiving services compared to those waiting for services.  In addition, interviews were carried out with offenders and staff in the services. A health economic evaluation was also conducted.

At this talk, an overview of the quantitative data of offenders in the pathway will be presented (N=36,000).  Qualitative data will also be shown on the offenders who were interviewed (n=36) and staff (N=38).

Overall conclusions of the evaluation will be discussed in the presentation.

Presenter: Dr Manuela Jarrett

Dr Manuela Jarrett is a lecturer in Mental Health Nursing. She joined City University in August 2018. Before that, Dr Jarrett had worked at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and the University of Bristol as a researcher looking at mental health in the Criminal Justice System. Her work has included a prevalence study of prisoners at risk for psychosis, development of early intervention services in three of the London male prisons, a pilot and major randomised controlled trial examining transition services between prison and community for prisons with SMI and two national evaluations of mental health services for offenders. The first consisted of an evaluation of prison mental health services (in-reach teams) and the second an evaluation of services for high risk offenders in prisons, hospitals and community with personality disorder.

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12.30pm - 2.00pmMonday 27th January 2020

MG26 Myddelton Street Building City, University of London 1 Myddelton Street London EC1R 1UW United Kingdom