Mallion, J.S. Good Lives Model: Importance of Interagency Collaboration in Preventing Violent Recidivism. Societies2021, 11, 96.
Mallion, J.S. Good Lives Model: Importance of Interagency Collaboration in Preventing Violent Recidivism. Societies 2021, 11, 96.
Violence is a complex and multifaceted problem requiring a holistic and individualized response. The Good Lives Model (GLM) suggests violence occurs when an individual experiences internal and external obstacles in the pursuit of universal human needs (termed primary goods). With a twin focus, GLM-consistent interventions aim to promote attainment of primary goods, whilst simultaneously reducing risk of reoffending. This is achieved by improving an individuals’ internal (i.e., skills and abilities) and external capacities (i.e., opportunities, environments, and resources). This paper proposes that collaborations between different agencies (e.g., psychological services, criminal justice systems, social services, education, community organizations and healthcare) can support the attainment of primary goods through the provision of specialized skills and resources. Recommendations for ensuring interagency collaborations are effective are outlined, including embedding a project lead, regular interagency meetings and training, establishing information sharing procedures, and defining the role each agency plays in client care.
Good Lives Model; Violence; Intervention; Interagency collaboration
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, Applied Psychology
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