A Rapid Evidence Assessment to assess the outcomes of community and custody delivered vocational training and employment programmes on reoffending

PERU were partially funded by the Ministry of Justice to undertake a Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA) to assess the outcomes of community and custody delivered vocational training and employment programmes on reoffending.


Chance to change pilots qualitative study

In partnership with the Ministry of Justice and the Barrow Cadbury Trust, PERU researchers are undertaking a qualitative study on the views and experiences of participants in the Chance to Change pilots.


Youth Endowment Fund Evaluations

We are evaluating projects funded by the Youth Endowment Fund aimed at preventing young people from being involved in crime and violence.


Catch22 Bristol Dawes Unit Gangs Evaluation

The Bristol Dawes Unit was set up by Catch 22 in 2015 and works with young people at all stages of gang involvement: on the periphery, involved or entrenched. They receive referrals from the police, youth offending service, social services and schools.


Whole System Approach to Women Offenders in Greater Manchester Evaluation

The Whole System Approach (WSA) to women offenders across Greater Manchester aims to embed gender-responsive support for women at three points of the criminal justice system - arrest, sentencing and upon release from prison. The governance and funding of the WSA is overseen by the Justice and Rehabilitation Executive (JRE).


Intensive Community Order Evaluation (ICO)

PERU were commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioner to evaluate the Greater Manchester Intensive Community Order (ICO) Programme.


Supporting Wigan Payment by Results (PbR) Substance Misuse pilot

PERU worked with Wigan Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) between July 2011 and March 2012 to support the development of a tariff system for the Wigan PbR model.


Evaluation of the London Reducing Re-offending Programmes

The study was to evaluate three of the London Mayor’s reducing re-offending programmes.


Early testing and formative evaluation of the Enablers of Change assessment and sentence planning tool for adults with convictions

The Enablers of Change assessment and sentence planning tool has been designed to assess the risks, needs, strengths and protective factors of adults with convictions.


Developing an offender problem profile

Community Safety Partnerships have a new statutory duty to reduce re-offending. A key stage in developing a strategy to do this is to understand the problem.


How will the recession affect crime rates in Greater Manchester?

This paper aims to explore what impact the recent economic recession and ongoing economic difficulties experienced in the UK might have on crime in Greater Manchester.