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Discussion and sharing of resources in working with clients involved in the criminal justice system and how screening for and treating ACEs will lead to successful re-entry of prisoners into the community and reduced recidivism for former offenders.

Treat Historic Trauma to Rehabilitate Prisoners, Psychologists Say []


By Tess de la Mare, Belfast Telegraph Digital, January 2, 2020

The traumatic histories of offenders stuck in the prison system should be treated as a public health issue to break cycles of offending, psychologists working with inmates have said.

But despite the often complex histories of violent offenders, in the UK’s squeezed prison system there are limited resources available for rehabilitation.

Forensic psychologist Dr Naomi Murphy runs a five-year intensive psychotherapy programme for criminals at HMP Whitemoor in Cambridgeshire – one of only a handful available.

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