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Manchester seminar: 'Cooperating Out of Crime?' What can cooperatives bring to prisoner rehabilitation? (21 Nov, 2017)

A review of international evidence and UK pilots

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Tuesday, 21 November

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Dave Nicholson

Director, Cooperative and Mutual Solutions

A review of international evidence and UK pilots

In this free seminar Dave reviewed the use of prisoner co-owned employment cooperatives as a mechanism for supporting the resettlement of prisoners and enabling longer term processes of desistance. During his talk Dave also discussed case studies drawn from established through-the-prison-gate prisoner co-owned cooperatives in Italy and Sweden.

He also looked at implications for UK policy and practice and review UK pilots in prison and in the community to consider how this learning can translate into improvements for policy design and service delivery in a criminal justice context; and crucially, to inform new ways of working to support social integration and desistance.

For further information about the content of this seminar talk please see the attached slide pack.

Cooperating out of crime? What can cooperatives bring to prisoner rehabilitation? (slide pack)

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Published 13 October 2017