What is the Good Lives Model?
The Good Lives Model (GLM) is a strengths-based rehabilitation framework for helping clients build lifestyles that are incompatible with offending. It was developed by Tony Ward in the early 2000s to address what Dr. Ward identified as a major shortcoming of the widely used RNR (Risk-Need-Responsivity) model of rehabilitation, which focuses almost exclusively on risk reduction.
Safer Society Press was a pioneer publishing information about the GLM, as well as developing the top workbooks utilizing the model. Today we have a number of workbooks and professional guides to support clinicians and other professionals in applying the GLM approach with their clients.
Online trainings and free Safer Talk webinars on the Good Lives Model theory and practice are also available.