Enhancing motivation in Priority and Prolific Offenders (PPOs)
The motivation of offenders to engage in treatment is recognised as one factor imperative to successful treatment completion (Ward et al, 2007). The Personal Aspirations and Concerns Inventory for Offenders (PACIO; Campbell, Sellen & McMurran, 2010) has been shown to be an effective motivation enhancer for treatment in offenders, and it is therefore of interest to Probation Services to establish whether the PACIO can increase motivation of PPO’s to comply with Orders and complete the required treatment programmes.
a) Examine how the PACIO can contribute to better adherence to court orders and in turn to reduced reoffending in PPO’s
b) Examine how the PACIO can improve treatment engagement for specific orders, such as attendance to a drug rehabilitation programme;
c) Examine how the PACIO (Campbell, Sellen & McMurran, 2010) can help individuals to see how court orders are supporting their own personal goals for change (e.g., where a drug user wants to stop using drugs and has an order to attend a drug rehabilitation programme.
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