The review found that the characteristics of successful intervention to reduce women’s reoffending are:
- being strengths based
- gaining skills acquisition
- being gender-responsive
- using cognitive-behavioural methods
- to provide post-programme support into the community
The review also found that substance abuse treatments can help while women remain in treatment.
Interventions that use motivational, solution-focused techniques, encouraging women to seek their own meaningful ‘hooks’ for lifestyle change, could promote desistance.