The purpose of this paper is to apply current understanding of service user involvement (SUI) to forensic practice with reference to the benefits and drawbacks. Specifically, it discusses models of SUI and their application to a psychologically informed planned environment (PIPE) located in a Category C male prison.
Drawing upon residents’ experiences, the evaluation reflects on the contribution of cultural, environmental and political factors to the success or failure of SUI within the PIPE service.
The evaluation will review current systems and explore ways of improving and strengthening strategies by referring to the “whole systems approach” to SUI (Wright, 2006).
The evaluation makes recommendations for local and national SUI within PIPE services.
Greenacre, K. and Paez, R. (2019), "Developing specific involvement strategies within a psychologically informed planned environment: a service evaluation", The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Vol. 14 No. 4, pp. 264-276. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMHTEP-10-2018-0058
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