The 5 Step Approach to Evaluation: Designing and Evaluating Interventions to Reduce Reoffending SUMMARY

A summary (updated) version of 5 step evaluation guidance describing how to use the 5 step approach to design and evaluate criminal justice interventions.


"I am delighted to introduce this easy-to-use 5-step evaluation guidance which is grounded in tried and tested methods. Not only should it help evaluate services of any size, but also to design more effective services from the outset.

This practical guide summarises the key evidence on 'what works' and is packed with examples making it a valuable resource for anyone who wants to assess the contribution they make to reducing reoffending including funders, planning partnerships, service providers and service staff".

Nicola Edge
Head of Justice Analytical Services
Scottish Government


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