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Good Lives Model

The Good Lives Model (GLM) of offender rehabilitation is a rehabilitation framework developed and refined by Professor Tony Ward and his colleagues since 2002. The GLM represents a strengths-based approach and is based on the idea that, in order for long-term change to be achievable, offenders need the opportunity for better lives—lives that are both personally meaningful and socially responsible. Furthermore, the GLM purports that the best way to construct such opportunities, and achieve these long-term prospects, is via capability building. The model states that if offenders are to have any real chance at giving up their harmful behaviors, in lieu of living healthy, prosocial, meaningful lives, they need to be equipped to live differently. This requires the development and acquisition of knowledge, skills, and ...

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