This is the first book that uses the latest research evidence to build guidance on community-based rehabilitation with the aim of challenging stigma and marginalisation. The case studies discussed, and a strengths-based approach emphasizes the importance of long-term recovery and the role that communities and peers play in the process. Best examines effective methods for community growth, offers sustainable ways of promoting social inclusion and puts forward a new drug strategy and a new reform policy for prisons.
David Best is Professor of Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University and Honorary Professor of Regulation and Global Governance at Australian National University. Trained as a psychologist and criminologist, he has worked in practice, research and policy in the areas of addiction recovery and rehabilitation of offenders.
What we know about recovery, desistance and reintegration;
Australian origins: Building bridges and community connections;
What do you need to recover? Jobs, Friends and Houses;
Keep it in the family: The role of families in supporting the rehabilitation of prisoners;
Recovery, research and communities: Sheffield Addiction Recovery Research Group (SARRG) and Recovery Cities;
Developing an initiative to support community connections;
A visible and accessible recovery community;
Overview and conclusions.