CASE STUDIES

The Line of Sight Workshop:
Spatialised Offender Resettlement Journey

We recommend that this Case Study is read in conjunction with the Through the Gate Partnership Case Study which provides an overview of the initiative within which it took place.

CONTEXT
On 11th November 2010, Prison Dialogue facilitated the ‘Line of Sight’ workshop at HMP Guys Marsh.  Serving prisoners and people in resettlement came as participants along with staff and managers from Prisons, Police, the Local Authority, Magistrates, and Third-sector Services such as drug treatment and housing providers.  They had all been involved in Dorset Threshold Dialogue. 

After a five year programme this marked the completion of a process to embed Dorset Threshold Dialogue in structures for local management, as Prison Dialogue stepped back. Threshold Dialogue was a pioneering initiative to support effective through the gate rehabilitation and resettlement for short sentenced prisoners and Priority and Prolific Offenders from Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset in the South of England.  Since 2008 a process had been underway to create a local multi-agency governance structure, a facilitation team, evaluation framework and effective network of Dialogues in prisons and the community. This multi-agency partnership was proving effective strategically and operationally.  The next step was to give people an integrated view of the whole Threshold Dialogue network and how it supported the resettlement journey for prisoners and people in resettlement.......... Read More