The HM Inspectorate of Probation Research Team has published a Research and Analysis Bulletin on Working with Trauma in Adult Probation.
Trauma-informed practice (TIP) originated in healthcare organisations but is now increasingly being adopted by a range of frontline services, including in the criminal justice system. Generally, trauma-informed services do not offer treatment for trauma but provide services that recognise people are likely to have experienced trauma and adversity.
Principles of TIP were developed to improve staff knowledge about the impact of trauma, how it manifests in behaviour, and to develop organisational culture and practices that ensures a person’s trauma does not impede their access to services.
This Research and Analysis Bulletin from the HM Inspectorate of Probation Research Team explores the experiences of staff working with trauma in adult probation. The report be downloaded here: Working-with-trauma-in-adult-probation.