In April 2018, the Swedish Prison and Probation Service was commissioned by the government to conduct a trial programme with so-called reintegration groups. The purpose of the trial programme was that the probation service and other actors would be able to make plans at an early stage and facilitate the reintegration of clients into society by means of coordinated measures.
In March 2019, Brå was commissioned by the government to evaluate the trial programme. The objective was to evaluate whether the trial programme has enabled the Prison and Probation Service to create the conditions to reduce recidivism among clients and conduct a nationwide reintegration programme, and to create the conditions for improved and long-term reintegration work.
The primary target audience for the report is the government and the Prison and Probation Service. The report may also be of interest to other organisations that have contact with the Prison and Probation Service and its clients. Brå hopes that the evaluation can also constitute a basis for continued discussions concerning how reintegration groups can be developed.
Here are some of the main conclusions of the study:
Author: Anna Öström
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