The paper's aim is to describe the development of a therapeutic community for prisoners with a learning disability and suggested methods for increasing responsivity of the programme for this population.
This is a technical paper providing a descriptive account of the development of a new service provision for prisoners with a learning disability.
No research findings are presented, but the paper seeks to illustrate that programme responsivity can be enhanced by incorporating flexibility into the design and delivery of programmes.
With the exception of the adapted sex offender treatment programme there have been few available interventions for offenders with a learning disability in the criminal justice system. This paper provides an overview of both the process of accreditation and the development of the current accredited TC model for this population.
Taylor, J., MacKenzie, J., Bowen, J. and Turner, K. (2012), "The development and accreditation of a treatment model for prisoners with a learning disability and personality disorder", Journal of Learning Disabilities and Offending Behaviour, Vol. 3 No. 1, pp. 44-51. https://doi.org/10.1108/20420921211236898Download as .RIS
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