More than 100 sex offenders did not take part in post jail release treatment programme

Only 22 prisoners took part in Building Better Lives programme after they were released last year

30th November, 2020
More than 100 sex offenders did not take part in post jail release treatment programme
Some 150 sex offenders were released from prison last year and only 22 took part in the Building Better Lives programme. Picture: Getty

More than 100 convicted sex offenders did not take part in the state's post jail release treatment programme last year, with only 22 participating.

The Building Better Lives (BBL) programme is the state's main treatment programme aimed at reducing the harm sex offenders may pose after their release from jail. The policy is aimed at bringing about changes in offenders’ lives that reduce the risk of re-offending and enhance public protection.

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