The RCS project represents a key opportunity to support the healing process in Rwanda. Furthermore, a successful deployment of TFT as a core competence within the prison system in Rwanda, for both staff and inmate, would open the doors to offering similar rehabilitation and reintegration opportunities in prison systems worldwide.
In the medium and long-term, one can imagine taking this TFT deployment model with credibility to any country, especially as TFT is now registered in the United States by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as part of the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). (source: NREPP)
The perspective of potentially bringing this model back to North America, with the highest rate of imprisonment per capita worldwide, is very heart-warming. Both inmates and re-entry populations, while on probation and beyond, would tremendously benefit from TFT training and treatment, potentially helping reduce recidivism. This long-term vision would, of course, be carried out in partnership with organizations that have had success with rehabilitation and reintegration work, to leverage other proven methodologies and practices in this area.