Chapter 2. Dovegate Therapeutic Community: Bid, Birth, Growth and Survival

  1. Richard Shuker Chartered Forensic Psychologist Head of Psychology lead clinician3 and
  2. Elizabeth Sullivan psychology, PhD, doctoral Senior Research Officer Senior Research Fellow Senior Lecturer non-executive director4
  1. Eric Cullen Consultant Forensic Psychologist Head of Psychology Consultant honorary Senior Research Fellow Associate Fellow member1 and
  2. Alan Miller Senior Group Worker Consultant Forensic Psychologist Therapy Manager university visiting lecturer Associate Fellow2

Published Online: 29 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661444.ch2

Grendon and the Emergence of Forensic Therapeutic Communities: Developments in Research and Practice

Grendon and the Emergence of Forensic Therapeutic Communities: Developments in Research and Practice

How to Cite

Cullen, E. and Miller, A. (2010) Dovegate Therapeutic Community: Bid, Birth, Growth and Survival, in Grendon and the Emergence of Forensic Therapeutic Communities: Developments in Research and Practice (eds R. Shuker and E. Sullivan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470661444.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 3

    HMP Grendon, UK

  2. 4

    University of Bedfordshire, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Birmingham, UK

  2. 2

    HMP Dovegate Therapeutic Community, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470990551

Online ISBN: 9780470661444

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Keywords:

  • Dovegate TC, - premier custodial services therapeutic community bid team;
  • TC opening preparation - challenges, staff training, roles of prison officer and social milieu and reintegration therapist (SMART);
  • Dovegate TC, first six years - therapy elements and meetings;
  • challenges, role of Educom in establishing staff dialogue;
  • fluffy-role in Dovegate TC development;
  • collateral therapies - correctional services accreditation panel (CSAP) and C wing TC opening;
  • relationships with wider organization - turnkeys in controlling food, mails and visits;
  • Dovegate TC threats, challenges and progress - external and internal conflicts;
  • evaluation and audit - achieving formal accreditation, status for therapeutic communities as forensic intervention;
  • future of Dovegate Therapeutic Community Prison

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Summary

  • A Brief History

  • Part 1: The Bid

  • Part II: The Preparation for Opening

  • Part III: The First Six Years

  • Part IV: Evaluation and Audit

  • Part V: The Future

  • Conclusion

  • References