Publication - Advice and guidance

Designing and Evaluating Interventions to Reduce Crime and Reoffending Summary

Published: 10 Mar 2015
Part of:
Research
ISBN:
9781785441639

A summary version of guidance on how to use the 5 Step Approach to designing and evaluating criminal justice interventions.

AN UPDATED VERSION OF THIS GUIDANCE IS AVAILABLE HERE http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/05/6880

30 page PDF

1.3 MB

30 page PDF

1.3 MB

Contents
Designing and Evaluating Interventions to Reduce Crime and Reoffending Summary
Introduction

30 page PDF

1.3 MB

Authored by Catherine Bisset

Introduction

This evaluation pack is aimed at both service providers and funders who aim to reduce crime and reoffending.

For funders, it aims to

  • Offer a strategic, evidence-based and outcomes-focused planning tool.
  • Demonstrate the role you can play in promoting and enabling high quality evaluations from those you fund.
  • Offer guidance on how to assess evaluations from service providers and therefore direct funding to greatest effect.

For service providers, it aims to:

  • Provide guidance on planning an evidence-based service with a 'built in' evaluation process.
  • Provide guidance and resources for you to effectively assess, understand and demonstrate how well your service is working in relation to your aims.
  • Offer an alternative to randomised control trials, using a 'logic model' approach to evaluation, which any service provider can use to evaluate any intervention, regardless of size.
  • Encourage continual review and improvement of services.

Contact

Email: Catherine Bisset