Post-conference workshops

Jo Chilvers

Case Management In Europe

Involving 34 countries and over 40 jurisdictions, The DOMICE Project was the first European-wide initiative studying case management approaches across multiple jurisdictions and correctional services. It sought to compare and contrast systems and practices across wide geographical, historical, cultural and correctional boundaries.  In this presentation delegates will hear about what types of case management activity are taking place, with which clients/offenders and to what purpose? How is case management designed? What tools and resources do case managers have available to them and how is their practice quality assured? Jo Chilvers, one of the project’s subject experts, will share with you the project’s approach, findings and potential implications for future correctional practice.

Dr. David James

Risk assessment and management in public figure protection

This workshop will examine the role of psychologists and mental health professionals in public figure threat assessment. The international research in this area will be summarised, and an account given of the rationale for setting up the Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (FTAC) in London – a joint police/ mental health service unit for the assessment and management of risk to public figures from lone individuals. A historical perspective will be given, with case examples. Evidence of the extent of the problem will be presented. The rationale behind risk assessment and management will be considered. The different domains of risk will be discussed and the concept that different types of risk are associated with different risk factors. The role of motivation in assessing risk will be outlined. An account will then be given of the risk assessment and management processes developed at FTAC, together with FTAC’s working procedures. These will be given an international context by comparison with the work of similar agencies in other countries. Some FTAC outcome results will be presented.  FTAC is joint-funded by the United Kingdom’s Department of Health. The contribution to public health of its interventions will be explained.