Venue: All Saints Building, Manchester Metropolitan UniversityThu 16 May 2019

To mark the launch of the Reducing Reoffending website and as part of Insights’19 the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University is holding this free seminar to discuss the state of the evidence on reducing re-offending. Speakers include:

  • Dr. Robin Moore, Head of Research, HM Inspectorate of Probation
  • Professor Chris Fox, Director of the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit
  • Professor Stephen Morris, Professor of Evaluation and member of the UK Government Trials Advisory Panel
  • Daniella Sinagoga, Head of Performance and Research, Interserve

The discussion will cover (i) The state of the evidence on reducing re-offending (ii) Evaluation challenges and how to overcome them, (iii) An introduction to the Reducing Reoffending website

Reducing Reoffending website

The Reducing Reoffending website is a repository for evidence about interventions designed to reduce reoffending. The website is a joint project between the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) at MMU, and Interserve, which currently runs five community rehabilitation companies. The team has set out an ambitious programme for 2019 and 2020, to produce a series of high quality reviews of new and existing interventions developed in the UK and internationally. Re- views already on the website address a broad range of interventions including drug and alcohol treatment, domestic violence, sexual offender treatment and restorative justice conferencing. Future reviews will address among other things new approaches to providing accommodation for offenders, and programmes designed to reduce anti-social behaviour