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Toleration of Risk in the Community: ‘relational’ risk management in work with personality disordered offenders

Date: July 2017 - December 2018

This project investigated if and how practitioner toleration of failures by high risk personality disordered offenders to comply with procedural expectations contributes to improved engagement with mental health and probation services in the community.

It examined whether a compassionate approach that de-emphasises control in favour of enhancing the wellbeing of participants lead to more effective risk management of offenders.

The findings of the study will be disseminated via two events at the University of York: a roundtable bringing together a range of stakeholders and a one-day conference attracting keynote speakers and launching a University-wide Personality Disorder Network.

The project was funded by the Morrell Trust, led by Dr Mark Hardy, Social Policy and Social Work, University of York. Dr Ailbhe O'Loughlin, York Law School was a collaborator on the project.