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

Updated guidance on how to use the 5 Step approach to design and evaluate criminal justice interventions.

Helpful resources

General advice on proportionate evaluation for small-scale projects (see embedded presentation)

Evaluation Plan Worksheets

What works to Reduce Crime - Scottish Government

'What works' and desistance theory -full reports
Reducing Reoffending Review- Scottish Government

Strengthening Transnational Approaches to Reducing Reoffending - University of Cambridge

Transforming rehabilitation - A summary of evidence on reducing reoffending - Ministry of Justice

Campbell Collaboration Systematic Reviews (e.g. on mentoring and prison-based drug interventions)

Discovering Desistance - McNeill et al

Key practice skills research
Practitioner skills and attributes

Motivating Offenders to Change

The quality of probation supervision - A literature review!/file/QualityofProbationSupervision.pdf

Recent key texts

Writing an evaluation report.

An example of commissioning using key elements of the 5-step approach: Reducing Reoffending Change fund guidance / changefundguidance


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