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Change Lab Case Study - Pluk

Change Lab Case Study - Pluk

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A Platform for Launching System-Wide Parallel Change Labs:
the Prisoner Reintegration Lab
A Platform for Launching System-Wide Parallel Change Labs:
the Prisoner Reintegration Lab

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A Platform for Launching System-WideParallel Change Labs:the Prisoner Reintegration Lab
Issue:
PrisonerReintegraon
Geography:
The Netherlands
Duraton:
2004-present
Impacts:
Firstmul-erReosChangeLab:6parallelLabslaunched.PrisonerReintegraonLab:Increasedresilienceinprisonerreintegraonsystem;reducedrecidivism;improvedmatchingoftheex-prisonerwithsociety;improvedservicesforex-prisoners;increasedacceptanceofex-prisonersbysocietyasawhole.
THE PROJECT AT A GLANCE:
REOS INSTITUTE 2013 CHANGE LAB CASE STUDY SERIES
ThisworkislicensedundertheCreaveCommonsAribuon-Noncommercial-NoDerivaveWorks3.0unportedLicense.Toviewacopyofthislicense,visitcreavecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
 
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TheNetherlandsandBelgiumfacewidespreadfailuresinmanydierentareas,suchaspublichealthandeducaon,prisonerintegraonandparcipaoninsociety,diversityandeconomicjusce,andenergyandsustainability.Theseissuesarecomplexandsystemicinnature,requiringaholiscapproachthatleveragesadiversityofperspecvesfromacrosssectorsandorganisaons.Plukbeganasamul-erChangeLabintheNetherlandsin2004.TheideawastocreateanewplaormforlaunchingChangeLabsthatwouldaddressadiversearrayofsystemicsocialchallengesinthecountry.Inordertobeginsuchasweepingproject,theconveningteaminvitedstakeholdersintheNetherlandstosubmittheirinnovaveideasandprojectsaimedatcreangsystemicsocialchange.Theinviteeswereselectedfromalargepoolofsocialchangeagentswhowerenotonlyworkingoncomplexsocialchallenges,butalsobringingauniquelyinnovaveapproachtotheirwork.Thesestakeholdersweredrawnfromdierentsectors(government,business,educaon,andcivilsociety)andfromdierentlevels(local,regional,andnaonal)ofDutchsociety.ApanelofjurorscreatedasetofcriteriatodeterminewhoseworkwouldbethebesttforPluk.Based
 
onthesesubmissions,theorganisersiniateda
 
setofChangeLabprocesses.TheydevelopedacollaboraonplaormtocoordinatetheseprimaryChangeLabs,enablingthedifferentprojectstooverlapandfeedoneanother,soastoachievesystemicresults.Thisprocessrequiredparcipantstospendsucientmeandenergyoneachissuearea,andtocarefullystewardabroad-levelviewandcommunicaonchannelsbetweenLabs.TheChangeLabsandthePlukplaormweredesignedinauniqueway:RatherthanfollowingthetradionalplanningcycleofmostbusinessesandorganisaonsintheglobalNorth,whereinplanningandbudgengtakeplaceintheautumn,withimplementaonandprogrammingcommencinginthenewyear,Plukdecidedtofollowtheseasons.Bylookingatwhat
 
ideaswerebeginningtoemergeand“sprout”inthespringme,choosingafewideastogrowandnourishintoprogramsinthesummer,harvesnglearningsin
Pluk 
APlaormforLaunchingsystem-WideParallelChangeLabs
 
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thefall,andtakingmeforreeconandrestinthewinter,this“seasonal”prototypingcycleprovedtobe
 
asuccessamongparcipants.TherstChangeLabworkshopwasheldinApril2006.By2008,Pluk’sexposurehadgrown,resulnginconversaonswithnaonal-levelplayerstoscaleuptheplaormandlaunchnaonalprojectsonanewandexpandedlevel.Theconveningofthenaonalworkfollowedadierenttrajectory.Ratherthaninvingsubmissionsfromchangeagents,Plukjurorsselectedprojectsthatwereexcellentexamplesofinnovavesocialandenvironmentalchange.ThisprocesswasdeeplyparcipatoryforthePlukteam.RatherthansimplydesigningandfacilitangaChangeLabthatotherswouldparcipatein,PlukdesignedaChangeLabbygoingthroughaChangeLabprocessthemselves.ThisapproachresultedinthelaunchofsixparallelChangeLabprocessesaddressingthefollowingissueareas:•reducingCO2emissionsinneighbourhoods•reintegrangformerprisonersintosociety•increasingculturaldiversityanddesegregaon•engaginginsustainableurbandevelopment•buildingacohesiveapproachtoeducaon•co-creangcommunityspaceswherenoneexistAertherstyear,someoftheseChangeLabsshowedsignicantresultswhileotherswereslldeveloping.Thedieringpaceofthevariousprocessesproveddicultforcross-labcoordinaon.Inordertoenablecollaboraonacrosslabsandmaintainsystemicimpact,PlukcondenseditsacviesfromsixtothreeparallelChangeLabprocesses.Duringthistransion,theparcipantpoolalsodrascallychanged,with50%ofChangeLabparcipantscominginwhowerenotthereatthebeginningoftheprocess.
Reintegrating Prisoners into Society: A Pluk Change Lab
OneoftheChangeLabsconvenedthroughthePlukplaormaddressesthetopicofthereintegraonofformerprisonersintosocietyaerbeingreleasedfromincarceraon.
Context 
Eachyear,approximately35,000peopleintheNetherlandsarereleasedfromprison.Seventypercentoflong-termprisonersre-oendwithinveyears.Theresultisthatmoreformerinmatesreturntoprisonthansuccessfullyndaplaceinsociety.Thisispartlyduetotheproblemsthatex-prisonersfacewhenreintegrangintosociety.TheorganisersoftheChangeLabrecognisedthattoreducetheriskof

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