Good Practice 3

States should review existing legal frameworks to ensure that roles and jurisdictional responsibilities are clearly defined in order to allow for an effective, integrated multi-stakeholder approach to rehabilitation and reintegration.

Good Practice 7 of the Rome Memorandum states that “[r]ehabilitation programs could incorporate a broad range of cross-disciplinary experts, with close coordination among the relevant departments and personnel involved.”17 Since effective rehabilitation and reintegration efforts often rely on a multitude of different actors and institutions, country’s legal frameworks should clearly identify the objectives of the rehabilitation and reintegration efforts being conducted within the criminal justice system. Furthermore, the legal frameworks should define jurisdictional responsibilities, articulate requirements of agencies, and encourage collaboration among criminal justice, health and human services, and other relevant government and non-governmental agencies.

17. Supra note 1.