The EFP develops and manages national databases for research. This includes designing all associated technical, organisational and administrative processes. This also includes the collection and protection of all data, such as risk assessment data, data on recidivism, and treatment and administrative data. EFP also works on the development of methods and applications to analyse, present and visualise data, as well as making databases accessible for research. In consultation with the stakeholders, the EFP determines the preconditions for the use of the databases, and monitors compliance.
In forensic psychiatry, treatment is a combination of interventions in the field of diagnostics, risk assessment, treatment and risk management to prevent further recidivism. Recidivism research in the entire chain provides empirical points of departure for improving treatment and risk management: learning from what has gone wrong.
To achieve this, the National Database Risk Assessments tbs (LDR-tbs) project was started in the hospital detention sector (tbs) in 2008. This project was initiated by the forensic psychiatric centres (FPCs) and forensic psychiatric clinics (FPKs). The LDR-tbs records the (mandatory) risk assessments that are annually performed for all persons on a hospital detention order.
The next step is to add the result measurement (recidivism) to the prognosis. Feedback from the recidivism per case to the immediate content of the treatment generates learning capacity based on individual outcome measures. By analysing the content of recidivism at N=1 level, more insight is provided into the risk factors that led to the crime.
However, it is not yet possible to take this step, partly due to stricter privacy legislation. Participating institutions are jointly trying to determine how they can still get answers to the questions that play a role in the industry, and about the results of the treatment (are we doing it right?) to gain insight.
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